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1 Business Enviornment and law
2 Business Management, Ethics and Enterpreneurship
3 Businesss Economics
4 Fundamentals of Accounting And Auditing
1 Business Enviornment and law

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  1. PAPER 1: BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND LAW

    Level of Knowledge: Basic Knowledge
    Objective: To give orientation about different forms of organizations, functions in organizations, business strategies and

    environment, along with an exposure to elements of business laws.

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PART A: BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT (40 MARKS)

Business Environment

Introduction and Features; Concepts of Vision & Mission Statements; Types of Environment-Internal to the Enterprise(Value System, Management Structure and Nature, Human Resource, Company Image and Brand Value, Physical Assets, Facilities, Research & Development, Intangibles, Competitive Advantage),External to the Enterprise(Micro- Suppliers, Customers, Market Intermediaries; Macro- Demography, Natural, Legal & Political, Technological, Economy, Competition, Socio-cultural and International); Business Environment with reference to Global Integration; Comparative Analysis of Business Environment: India and Other Countries

Forms of Business Organization

Concept and Features in relation to following business models- Sole Proprietorship; Partnership; Company; Statutory Bodies and Corporations; HUF and Family Business; Cooperatives, Societies and Trusts; Limited Liability Partnership; OPCs; Other Forms of Organizations.

Scales of Business

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; Large Scale Enterprises and Public Enterprises; MNCs

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  1. Emerging Trends in Business

    Concepts, Advantages and Limitations-Franchising, Aggregators, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) & Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO); E-Commerce, Digital Economy

  2. Business Functions

    Strategic- Planning, Budgetary Control, R&D, Location of a Business, Factors affecting Location, Decision Making and Government Policy; Supply Chain-Objectives, Importance, Limitations, Steps, Various Production Processes;Finance- Nature, Scope, Significance of Financial Management, Financial Planning (Management Decisions – Sources of Funds, Investment of Funds, Distribution of Profits); Marketing- Concept, Difference between Marketing and Selling, Marketing Mix, Functions of Marketing; Human Resources- Nature, Objectives, Significance; Services- Legal, Secretarial, Accounting, Administration, Information and Communication Technology; Social Functions.

    PART B: BUSINESS LAWS (60 MARKS)

  3. Introduction to Law

    Meaning of Law and its Significance; Relevance of Law to Modern Civilized Society; Sources of Law; LegalTerminology and Maxims; Understanding Citation of Cases

  4. Elements of Company Law

    Meaning and Nature of Company; Promotion and Incorporation of a Company; Familiarization with the Concept of Board of Directors, Shareholders and Company Meetings; Company Secretary; E-Governance

  5. Elements of Law relating to Partnership and LLP

    Nature of Partnership and Similar Organizations- Co-Ownership, HUF; Partnership Deed; Rights and Liabilities of Partners- New Admitted, Retiring and Deceased Partners; Implied Authority of Partners and its Scope; Registration of Firms; Dissolution of Firms and of the Partnership; Limited Liability Partnership Act.

  6. Elements of Law relating to Contract

    Meaning of Contract; Essentials of a Valid Contract; Nature and Performance of Contract; Termination and Discharge of Contract; Indemnity and Guarantee; Bailment and Pledge; Law of Agency

10. Elements of Law relating to Sale of Goods

Essentials of a Contract of Sale; Sale Distinguished from Agreement to Sell, Bailment, Contract for Work and Labour and Hire-Purchase; Conditions and Warranties; Transfer of Title by Non-Owners; Doctrine of CaveatEmptor; Performance of the Contract of Sale; Rights of Unpaid Seller.

11. Elements of Law relating to Negotiable Instruments

Definition of a Negotiable Instrument; Instruments Negotiable by Law and by Custom; Types of NegotiableInstruments; Parties to a Negotiable Instrument- Duties, Rights, Liabilities and Discharge; Material Alteration; Crossing of Cheques; Payment and Collection of Cheques and Demand Drafts; Presumption of Law as to NegotiableInstruments.

12. Elements of Information Technology Act

Cyberspace; Cyber laws; Scope of Cyber Laws; Classification of Cyber Crime; Information Technology Act 2000; Regulation of Certifying Authorities; Adjudication.

13. Role of CS- Duties and Responsibilities, Areas of Practice

Introduction; Role of Company Secretary under Companies Act, 2013- Role of Company Secretary in Employment, Role of Company Secretary in Practice; Recognition to Company Secretary in Practice under Various Laws.

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2 Business Management, Ethics and Enterpreneurship

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Nature of Management and its Process
Meaning, Objectives, Importance; Nature of Management- Science, Art, Profession; Evolution of Management;
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Management Functions- Planning, Organising, Personnel Management, Directing and Control; Principles of
Management- Fayol and Taylor Principles; Managerial Skills; Task and Responsibilities of Professional Manager
1. Planning
Concept, Features, Importance, Limitations; Planning process; Types of Plans- Objectives, Strategy, Policy,
Procedures, Method, Rule, Budget; Plan vsProgramme- Policies and Procedures; Decision making
2. Organizing
Concept, Features, Importance, Limitations; Organising process; Types of Organisation; Structure of Organisation;
Centralisation and De-Centralisation; Delegation; Growth in Organisation
3. Human Resource Management
Concept, Features, Importance, Limitations; Recruitment process- Selection; Training and Development- Methods;
Functions of Personnel Manager; Performance Management; Appraisal Methods; Human Resource Planning,;
Talent Management; Organization Development
4. Direction and Co-ordination
Direction: Concept, Features, Importance, Limitations; Elements of Directing- Supervision, Motivation, Leadership,
Communication; Co-Ordination-Concept, Features, Importance, Limitations; Co-Ordination Types- Internal and
External; Co-Ordination- the Essence of Management
5. Controlling
Concept, Features, Importance, Limitations; Control process; Essentials of a Good Control System; Techniques of
Control- Traditional and Non-Traditional Control devices; Relationship between Planning and Controlling
6. Recent Trends in Management
Change Management; Crisis Management; Total Quality Management; Risk Management; Global Practices
PART B: BUSINESS ETHICS (10 MARKS)
7. Business Ethics
Overview of Ethics in Business; Elements; Ethical principles in Business- Indian and Ancient Indian Perspective
PART C: BUSINESS COMMUNICATION (25 MARKS)
8. Business Communication
Concept, features, importance, limitations; means of Communication- Written, Oral, Visual, Audio Visual; Principles
and Essentials of Business Communication; Process of Communication; Barriers to Communication
9. Essentials of Good English
Grammar and Usage; enriching vocabulary, words- multiple meaning, single word for a group of words, choice
of words, words frequently misspelt, punctuations, prefix and suffix, parts of speech, articles; synonyms and
antonyms, tenses, idioms and phrases; foreign words and phrases commonly used; abbreviations and numerals;
pronunciation, Latin, French and Roman words used in abbreviated form; Legal Terminologies- idioms and phrases
10. Business Correspondence
Introduction; Meaning of Business Correspondence; Importance of Business Correspondence; Essential Qualities
of a Good Business Letter; Parts of a Business Letter; Types of Business Letters; Human Resource; Purchase;
Sales; Accounts
11. Interdepartmental Communication
Internal memos; messages through Electronic Media; Public Notices and Invitations; Representations to Trade
Associations, Chambers of Commerce and Public Authorities
12. E Correspondence
Concept of E-Correspondence: Web, Internet; Concept of e-mail- History of E-mail, Features; Electronic Mail Systemoptimizing personal e-mail use, proper E-mail Correspondence, E-Mail Etiquette; Advantages and Disadvantages
of E-mail; Intranet- Benefits of Intranet, Purpose of Intranet
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PaART D: ENTREPRENEURSHIP (25 MARKS)
13. Entrepreneurship
Four Key elements of Entrepreneurship; Traits of an Entrepreneur; Characteristics of an Entrepreneur; Who is an
Entrepreneur; Why Entrepreneurship; Types of Entrepreneur
14. Entrepreneurship-Creativity and Innovation
Creativity and Innovation in an Entrepreneurial organisation; Tools for Environment Scanning- SWOT Analysis,
PESTLE Analysis, Porters approach to Industry Analysis; Environmental Scanning Process; Types of Environmental
Scanning; Market Assessment; Assessment of Business Opportunities- Developing Effective Business Plans,
identification and evaluation of the opportunity, Determination of the required Resources, management of the
resulting enterprise
15. Growth and Challenges of Entrepreneurial Ventures
Entrepreneurial opportunities in contemporary business environment; Strategic Planning for emerging ventureFinancing the entrepreneurial Business, Resource Assessment- Financial and Non-Financial; Fixed and Working
Capital Requirement; Funds flow; Sources and means of Finance; Managing the growing Business- Effecting
Change, Modernization, Expansion and Diversification
16. Social Entrepreneurship
Introduction; Definition of Social Entrepreneurship; Who is a Social Entrepreneur; how to identify a Social
Entrepreneurship Opportunity; Creating a social business model; Funding social ventures; Strategies for success;
Challenges for the Indian Social Enterprise Sector
17. Government Initiatives for Business Development
Skill India; Ease of Business; Start Up India; Stand Up India

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3 Businesss Economics

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Level of Knowledge: Basic Knowledge
Objective: To familiarize the basic concepts and theories of economics, elementary statistics and mathematics.
PART A: ECONOMICS (80 MARKS)
1. The Fundamentals of Economics
The Economic Problem-Scarcity and Choice; Nature and Scope- Positive and Normative Economics, Micro and
Macro Economics; Central Problems of an Economy; Production Possibility Curve; Opportunity Cost; Working of
Economic Systems; Economic Cycles
2. Basic Elements of Demand and Supply
Demand- Meaning, Demand Schedule, Individual and Market Demand Curve, Determinants of Demand, Law
of Demand, Changes in Demand; Supply- Meaning, Supply Schedule, Individual and Market Supply Curve,
Determinants of Supply, Law of Supply, Changes in Supply; Equilibrium of Demand and Supply- Determination of
Equilibrium Price and Quantity, Effect of a shift in Demand or Supply; Elasticity of Demand and Supply
3. Theory of Consumer Behaviour
Cardinal Utility Approach-Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility, Law of Equi-Marginal Utility; Indifference Curve
Approach- Indifference Curves, Properties of Indifference Curves, Budget Line, Consumer’s Equilibrium
4. Theory of Production and Costs
Theory of Production- Factors of Production, Basic Concepts, Production Function, Law of Variable Proportions,
Returns to Scale; Producer’s Equilibrium- Least-Cost Factor Combination and Output Maximisation for a given Level
of Outlay; Theory of Costs- Basic Concepts, Short-run Total Cost Curves- Fixed and Variable, Short-run Average
and Marginal Cost Curves, Relationship between Average and Marginal Cost Curve, Average and Marginal Cost
Curves in the Long-run
5. Analysis of Markets
Basic Concepts of Revenue, Revenue Curves, Relationship between Average and Marginal Revenue Curve;
Concept of Market and Main Forms of Market; Equilibrium of the Firm- Meaning, Objectives of the Firm, Total
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Revenue-Total Cost Approach, Marginal Revenue-Marginal Cost Approach; Price and Output under Determination
Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly.
6. Indian Economy- An Overview
Basic Characteristics of the Indian Economy; Major Issues of Development; Development Experience and Recent
Trends in Indian Economy; Indian Economy in Comparison to Major Economies of the World
7. Basic Elements of Money and Banking
Concept of Money-Its Functions, Quantity Theory of Money, Credit Creation; Central Bank (Reserve Bank of India)-
Role and Functions; Commercial Banks-Role and Functions; Basic Elements of E-Banking; Monetary Policy in India
PART B: ELEMENTARY STATISTICS (20 MARKS)
8. Descriptive Statistics
Statistics- Definition, Functions, Scope, Application in Business, Law of Statistics, Limitations of Statistics; Collection
and Presentation of Statistical Data-Primary and Secondary Data, Classification and Tabulation, Frequency
Distribution, Cross Tabulation; Diagrams and Graphs; Measures of Central Tendency-Mean, Median, Mode;
Measures of Dispersion-Mean Deviation, Standard Deviation, Range, Coefficient of Variation; Bi-variate AnalysisCovariance, Coefficient of Correlation.
9. Mathematics of Finance and Elementary Probability
Mathematics of Finance-Simple Interest, Compound Interest; Time Value of Money-Compounding & Discounting,
Present Value & Future Value of an Annuity; Probability- Random Experiments, Sample Spaces, Events and
Probability, Approaches to Probability- Classical & Empirical; Expected Value

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4 Fundamentals of Accounting And Auditing

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PAPER 4: FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING
Level of Knowledge: Basic Knowledge
Objective: To familiarize and develop an understanding of the basic aspects of accounting, auditing concepts and
their principles.
PART A: FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING (70 MARKS)
1. Theoretical Framework
Meaning and Scope of Accounting; Accounting Concepts; Accounting Principles, Conventions and Standards -
Concepts, Objectives, Benefits; Accounting Policies; Accounting as a Measurement Discipline - Valuation Principles,
Accounting Estimates
2. Accounting Process
Documents & Books of Accounts- Invoice, Vouchers, Debit & Credit Notes, Day books, Journals, Ledgers and
Trial Balance; Capital and Revenue- Expenditures and Receipts; Contingent Assets and Contingent Liabilities;
Rectification of Errors
3. Bank Reconciliation Statement
Meaning; Causes of difference between Bank Book Balance and Balance as per Bank Pass Book /Bank Statement;
Need of Bank Reconciliation Statement; Procedure for Preparation of Bank Reconciliation Statement
4. Depreciation Accounting
Brief of various Methods; Computation and Accounting Treatment of Depreciation (Straight line and Diminishing
Balance Method); Change in Depreciation Methods
5. Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors
Preparation of Profit & Loss Account; Balance Sheet
6. Partnership Accounts
Goodwill- Nature of Goodwill and Factors Affecting Goodwill; Methods of Valuation- Average Profit, Super Profit
and Capitalization Methods; Treatment of Goodwill; Final Accounts of Partnership Firms- Admission of a Partner,
Retirement/Death of a Partner, Dissolution of a Partnership Firm; Joint Venture and Consignment Account
7. Introduction to Company Accounts
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Issue of Shares and Debentures; Forfeiture of Shares; Re-Issue of Forfeited Shares; Redemption of Preference
Shares
8. Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations
Receipt and Payment Accounts; Income and Expenditure Accounts
9. Computerized accounting environment
Basic Utility of SAP, TALLY, ERP
PART B: FUNDAMENTALS OF AUDITING (30 MARKS)
10. Auditing
Concepts and Objectives; Principles of Auditing; Types of Audit; Evidence in Auditing; Audit Programmes
11. Audits and Auditor’s Reports
Internal Audit; Statutory Auditor- Appointment, Qualification, Rights and Duties; Secretarial Audit- An Overview;
Cost Audit- An Overview; Reporting- Types, Meaning, Contents, Qualifications
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Scheme of Paperwise Exemptions for Switch over from Syllabus (2012) to Syllabus
(2017) for Foundation Programme Examination
• All candidates registered under Syllabus (2012), enrolled for the Foundation Programme examination shall be
examined under Syllabus (2017), from June 2018 session onwards, i.e., candidates shall be compulsorily switched
over from Syllabus (2012) to Syllabus (2017) for Foundation Programme Examination with effect from June 2018.
Paperwise Exemption Scheme
• The Scheme of Paper-wise Exemption in corresponding subjects for switching over from Syllabus (2012) to Syllabus
(2017) for Foundation Programme shall be as under:
Subjects under Syllabus (2012) Corresponding Subjects under Syllabus (2017)
Business Environment and Entrepreneurship Business Environment and Law
Business Management, Ethics and Communication Business Management, Ethics and Entrepreneurship
Business Economics Business Economics
Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing
• The students under Syllabus (2012) compulsorily switched over to Syllabus (2017) would be provided with Study
Material free of cost for Foundation Programme under Syllabus (2017) in their respective subjects.
Qualifying Marks
• The qualifying marks for Foundation Programme Examination will remain as per Regulation 39A(3) of The Company
Secretaries Regulations, 1982, as under:
A candidate shall be declared to have passed in the Foundation Programme Examination if he obtains at one sitting
a minimum of forty per cent marks in each subject and fifty per cent marks in the aggregate of all subjects.
Provided that a candidate who has appeared in all the subjects for which he was enrolled and has obtained sixty
per cent marks or above in any subject, but failed shall be declared to have passed in the subsequent examination
if he obtains a minimum of forty per cent marks in each remaining subject and fifty per cent marks in the aggregate
of the remaining subjects at one sitting within the next three following examinations.
Qualification Based Exemption Scheme
All graduates or post graduates (excluding fine arts) and those passed in the Foundation Examination of The
Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI-CMA) or CPT Examination of The Institute of Chartered Accountants
of India (ICAI) or of any other accountancy institution in India or abroad recognized as equivalent thereto by the
Council of the Institute shall be exempted from passing the Foundation Programme Examination. Such students
may directly seek registration to Executive Programme of Company Secretaryship Course.
By order of the Council
CS Dinesh C. A

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CS Executive

1 Jurisprudence
2 Company Law
3 Business Entities
4 Tax Laws
5 Corporate & Management
6 Security Laws & Capital Markets
7 Economic Business & Commercial Laws
8 Financial & Strategic Management
1 Jurisprudence

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Objective
To provide understanding and working knowledge of sources of law, Constitution, legislative environment, interpretation
of statutes and general laws.
Detailed Contents
1. Sources of Law: Meaning of Law and its Significance; Relevance of Law to Civil Society; Jurisprudence & Legal Theory;
Schools of Law propounded by Austin, Dean Roscoe Pound, Salmond, Kelsen and Bentham; Statutes, Subordinate Legislation,
Custom, Common Law, Precedent, Stare decisis.
2. Constitution of India: Broad Framework of the Constitution of India; Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy
and Fundamental Duties; Legislative framework and Powers of Union and States; Judicial framework; Executive/Administrative
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Professional Programmes of ICSI Syllabus (2017)
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framework; Legislative Process; Money Bill; Finance Bill and Other Bills; Parliamentary Standing Committees and their Role;
Writ Jurisdiction of High Courts and the Supreme Court; Different types of writs.
3. Interpretation of Statutes: Need for interpretation of a statute; Principles of Interpretation; Aids to Interpretation; Legal
Terminologies; Reading a Bare Act & Citation of Cases.
4. General Clauses Act, 1897: Key Definitions; General Rule of Construction; Retrospective Amendments; Powers and Functions;
Power as to Orders, Rules etc., made under Enactments.
5. Administrative Laws: Conceptual Analysis; Source and Need of Administrative Law; Principle of Natural Justice; Administrative
Discretion; Judicial Review & Other Remedies; Liability of Government, Public Corporation.
6. Law of Torts: General conditions of Liability for a Tort; Strict and Absolute Liability; Vicarious Liability; Torts or wrongs to
personal safety and freedom;Liability of a Corporate Entity/Company in Torts; Remedies in Torts.
7. Limitation Act, 1963: Computation of the Period of Limitation; Bar of Limitation; Effect of acknowledgment; Acquisition of
ownership by Possession; Classification of Period of Limitation.
8. Civil Procedure Code, 1908: Structure and Jurisdiction of Civil Courts; Basic Understanding of Certain Terms - Order,
Judgment and Decree, Stay of Suits, Cause of Action, Res Judicata, Summary Proceedings, Appeals, Reference, Review and
Revision; Powers of Civil Court and their exercise by Tribunals; Institution of Suit; Summary Procedure.
9. Indian Penal Code, 1860: Introduction; Offences against Property-Criminal Misappropriation of Property, Criminal Breach of
Trust, Cheating, Fraudulent Deeds and Dispositions of Property; Offences relating to Documents and Property Marks- Forgery;
Defamation; Abetment and Criminal Conspiracy.
10. Criminal Procedure Code, 1973: Classes of Criminal Courts; Power of Courts; Arrest of Persons; Mens Rea; Cognizable
and Non-Cognizable Offences; Bail; Continuing Offences; Compounding of Offences; Summons and Warrants; Searches;
Summary Trial.
11. Indian Evidence Act, 1872: Statements about the facts to be proved; Relevancy of facts connected with the fact to be proved;
Opinion of Third Persons ; Facts of which evidence cannot be given; Oral, Documentary and Circumstantial Evidence; Burden
of proof; Presumptions; Estoppel; Witness; Improper admission & rejection of evidence.
12. Special Courts, Tribunals under Companies Act & Other Legislations: Constitution; Powers of Tribunals; Procedure before
Tribunals; Powers of Special Courts; Power to punish for contempt; Overview of NCLT Rules; Quasi-Judicial Authorities.
13. Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996: Arbitration Law in India; Appointment of Arbitrators; Judicial Intervention; Award;
Recourse against Award; Conciliation and Mediation.
14. Indian Stamp Act, 1899: Key Definitions; Principles of Levy of Stamp Duty; Determination, Mode and timing of Stamp Duty;
Person responsible; Consequences of Non-Stamping and Under-Stamping; Adjudication; Allowance and Refund ; Concept of
E-Stamping.
15. Registration Act, 1908: Registration of Documents : Compulsory, Optional; Time and Place of Registration; Consequences
of Non-Registration; Prerequisites for Registration.
16. Right to Information Act, 2005: Key Definitions; Public Authorities & their Obligations; Role of Central/State Governments;
Central Information Commission; State information Commission.
17. Information Technology Act, 2000 : Introduction, definition, important terms under the Act; Digital Signatures, Electronic
Record, Certifying Authority, Digital Signature Certificate; Cyber Regulation Appellate Tribunal; Offences and Penalties; Rules
relating to sensitive personal data under IT Act.
Case Laws, Case Studies & Practical Aspects

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2 Company Law

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Objective
To impart expert knowledge of the various provisions of the Companies Act, its schedules, rules, notifications, circulars
including secretarial practice, case laws and Secretarial Standards.
Detailed Contents
Part I: Company Law, Principles &Concepts (50 Marks)
1. Introduction to Company Law : Jurisprudence of Company Law; Meaning, Nature, Features of a company; Judicial
acceptance of the company as a separate legal entity; Concept of Corporate Veil, Applicability of Companies Act; Definitions
and Key Concepts.
2. Shares and Share Capital : Meaning and types of Capital; Concept of issue and allotment; Issue of Share certificates; Further
Issue of Share Capital; Issue of shares on Private and Preferential basis; Rights issue and Bonus Shares; Sweat Equity Shares
and ESOPs; Issue and Redemption of preference shares; Transfer and Transmission of securities; Buyback of securities;
dematerialization and re-materialization of shares; Reduction of Share Capital.
3. Members and Shareholders: How to become a member; Register of Members; Declaration of Beneficial Interest; Rectification
of Register of Members; Rights of Members; Variation of Shareholders’ rights; Shareholders Democracy; Shareholder
agreement, Subscription Agreements, Veto powers.
4. Debt Instruments : Issue and redemption of Debentures and Bonds; creation of security; Debenture redemption reserve;
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debenture trust deed; conversion of debentures into shares; Overview of Company Deposits.
5. Charges :Creation of Charges; Registration, Modification and Satisfaction of Charges; Register of Charges; Inspection of
charges; Punishment for contravention; Rectification by Central Government in Register of charges.
6. Distribution of Profits : Profit and Ascertainment of Divisible Profits; Declaration and Payment of Dividend; Unpaid Dividend
Account; Investor Education and Protection Fund; Right to dividend; rights shares and bonus shares to be held in abeyance.
7. Corporate Social Responsibility : Applicability of CSR; Types of CSR Activities; CSR Committee and Expenditure; Net Profit
for CSR; Reporting requirements.
8. Accounts, Audit and Auditors : Books of Accounts; Financial Statements; National Financial Reporting Authority; AuditorsAppointment, Resignation and Procedure relating to Removal, Qualification and Disqualification; Rights, Duties and Liabilities;
Audit and Auditor’s Report; Cost Audit; Secretarial Audit; Special Audit; Internal Audit.
9. Transparency and Disclosures : Board’s Report; Annual Return; Annual Report; Website disclosures; Policies.
10. An overview of Inter-Corporate Loans, Investments, Guarantees and Security, Related Party Transactions.
11. Registers and Records : Maintenance and Disposal.
12. An overview of Corporate Reorganization :Introduction of Compromises, Arrangement and amalgamation, Oppression and
Mismanagement, Liquidation and winding-up; Overview of Registered Valuers; Registration Offices and Fees; Companies to
furnish information and statistics.
13. Introduction to MCA 21 and filing in XBRL.
14. Global Trends and Developments in Company Law.
Case Laws, Case Studies and Practical Aspects.
Part II: Company Administration and Meetings – Law and Practices (40 Marks)
15. Board Constitution and its Powers : Board composition; Restriction and Powers of Board; Board Committees- Audit
Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Stakeholder relationship Committee and other Committees.
16. Directors: DIN requirement, Types of Directors; Appointment / Reappointment, Disqualifications, Vacation of Office, Retirement,
Resignation and Removal, and Duties of Directors; Rights of Directors; Loans to Directors; Disclosure of Interest.
17. Key Managerial Personnel (KMP’s) and their Remuneration : Appointment of Key Managerial Personnel; Managing and
Whole-Time Directors, Manager, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer; Company Secretary – Appointment, Role
and Responsibilities, Company Secretary as a Key Managerial Personnel; Functions of Company Secretary; Officer who is in
default; Remuneration of Managerial Personnel.
18. Meetings of Board and its Committees : Frequency, Convening and Proceedings of Board and Committee meetings; Agenda
Management; Management Information System; Meeting Management; Resolution by Circulation; Types of Resolutions;
Secretarial Standard – 1; Duties of Company Secretaries before, during and after Board/ Committee Meeting.
19. General Meetings : Annual General Meeting; Extraordinary general Meetings; Other General Meetings; Types of Resolutions;
Notice, Quorum, Poll, Chairman, Proxy; Meeting and Agenda; Process of conducting meeting; Voting and its types-vote on
show of hands, Poll, E-Voting, Postal ballot; Circulation of Members’ Resolutions etc.; Signing and Inspection of Minutes;
Secretarial Standard – 2; Duties of Company Secretaries before, during and after General Meeting.
20. Virtual Meetings : Technological Advancement in conduct of Board Committee &General Meetings; e-AGM.
Case Laws, Case Studies and Practical Aspects.
Part III: Company Secretary as a Profession (10 Marks)
21. Legal framework governing Company Secretaries: The Company Secretaries Act, 1980 along with Rules and Regulations;
Disciplinary Mechanism and Penalties for Professional Misconduct; Ethics in Profession, Professional Liabilities.
22. Secretarial Standards Board :Secretarial Standards Board of ICSI; Process of making Secretarial Standards; Need and
Scope of Secretarial Standards.
23. Mega Firms : Concept of mega firms; Benefits of mega firms, Eligibility criteria for partner, Agreement between partners;
management of Firm; Collective multidisciplinary expertise; Public Relation and Brand Building.
Case Laws, Case Studies and Practical Aspects.

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3 Business Entities

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To provide working knowledge and understanding of setting up of business entities and their closure.
Detailed Contents
Part A: Setting up of Business (40 Marks)
1. Choice of Business Organization: Key features of various structures and issues in choosing between business structures
including identification of location; tax implications etc.
2. Company : Private Company; Public Company; One Person Company; Nidhi Company; Producer Company; Foreign CompanyNew Syllabu
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Liaison Offices; Branch Office & Project Office; Formation and Registration.
3. Charter documents of Companies : Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association; Doctrine of ultra-vires; Doctrine
of indoor management; Doctrine of constructive notice; Incorporation Contracts; Alteration in MOA & AOA- Change of name;
registered office address; objects clause; alteration in share capital and alteration in articles of association.
4. Legal status of Registered Companies : Small Company; Holding Company; Subsidiary Company & Associate Company;
Inactive Company; Dormant Company; Government Company.
5. Limited Liability Partnership : Concept of LLP; Formation and Registration; LLP Agreement; Alteration in LLP Agreement;
Annual and Event Based Compliances.
6. Other forms of business organizations: Partnership; Hindu Undivided Family; Sole Proprietorship; Multi State Co-operative
Society; Formation; Partnership Agreement and its registration.
7. Institutions Not For Profit &NGOs: Section 8 Company; Trust and Society- Formation and Registration.
8. Financial Services Organization: NBFCs; Housing Finance Company; Asset Reconstruction Company; Micro Finance
Institutions (MFIs); Nidhi Companies; Payment Banks; Registration.
9. Start-ups: Start-up India Policy; Registration Process; Benefits under the Companies Act and other Government Policies;
Different types of capital- Seed Capital; Venture Capital; Private Equity; Angel Investor; Mudra Bank.
10. Joint Ventures; Special Purpose Vehicles : Purpose and Process.
11. Setting up of Business outside India: Issues in choosing location; Structure and the processes involved.
12. Conversion of existing business entity: Conversion of private company into public company and vice versa; Conversion of
Section 8 company into other kind of Company; Conversion of Company into LLP and vice versa; Conversion of OPC to other
type of company and vice versa; Company authorised to be registered under the Act (Part XXI Companies); and other types of
conversion.
Part B: Registration; Licenses & Compliances (35 Marks)
13. Various Initial Registrations and Licenses: Mandatory Registration - PAN; TAN; GST Registration; Shops & Establishments;
SSI/MSME; Additional Registration/License - ESI/PF; FCRA; Pollution; Other registration as per requirement of sector; IE
Code; Drug License; FSSAI; Trademark; Copyright; Patent; Design; RBI; Banking; IRDA; Telecom; I & B; MSME Registration;
UdyogAadhar Memorandum; Industrial License, Industrial Entrepreneurs Memorandum (IEM); State Level Approval from the
respective State Industrial Department.
14. Maintenance of Registers and Records: Register and Records required to be maintained by an enterprise.
15. Identifying laws applicable to various Industries and their initial compliances: Compliance of industry specific laws
applicable to an entity at the time of setting up of the enterprise.
16. Intellectual Property laws (Provisions applicable for setting up of business): Copyright Act; 1957; Patents Act; 1970;
Trade Mark Act; 1999; Geographical indication of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act; 1999; Designs Act; 2000.
17. Compliances under Labour Laws (Provisions applicable for setting up of business): Factories Act; 1948; Minimum Wages
Act; 1948;Payment of Wages Act; 1936; Equal Remuneration Act; 1976; Employees’ State Insurance Act; 1948;Employees’
Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act; 1952; Payment of Bonus Act; 1965; Payment of Gratuity Act; 1972;
Employees Compensation Act; 1923; Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act; 1970; Industrial Disputes Act; 1947; Trade
Unions Act; 1926; Maternity Relief Act; 1961; Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act; 1986;Persons with
Disabilities ( Equal Opportunities; Protection of Rights and Full Participation ) Act, 1995; Prevention of Sexual Harassment of
Women at Workplace (Prevention; Prohibition and Redressal) Act; 2013.
18. Compliances relating to Environmental laws (Provisions applicable for setting up of business):Water (Prevention and
Control of Pollution) Act; 1974;Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act; 1981; Environment Protection Act; 1986;
Public Liability Insurance Act; 1991;National Green Tribunal Act; 2010.
Part C :Insolvency; Winding up& Closure of Business (25 Marks)
19. Dormant Company: Obtaining dormant status and dormant to active status.
20. Strike off and restoration of name of the company and LLP.
21. Insolvency Resolution process; Liquidation and Winding-up: An overview.

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Part I: To provide working knowledge on practical application of Direct Tax Laws.
Part II: To provide conceptual knowledge of GST with practical application of GST Laws.
Part I: Direct Taxes (50 marks)
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1. Direct Taxes at a Glance : Background of Taxation system in India; Vital Statistics; Layout; Administration.
2. Basic concepts of Income Tax : An overview of Finance Bill, ; Important definitions under Income Tax Act, 1961; Distinction
between Capital and Revenue Receipts and Expenditure; Residential Status & Basis of Charge; Scope of Total Income; Tax
Rates.
3. Incomes which do not form part of Total Income: Incomes not included in Total Income; Tax holidays.
4. Computation of Income under Various Heads : Income from Salary; Income from House Property; Profit and Gains of
Business or Profession; Capital Gains; Income from Other Sources; Fair Market Value.
5. Clubbing provisions and Set Off and / or Carry Forward of Losses : Income of other persons included in Assessee’s Total
Income; Aggregation of Income; Set off and / or Carry forward of losses.
6. Deductions from Gross Total Income & Rebate and Relief : Deductions in respect of certain payments; Specific deductions
in respect of certain income; Deductions in respect for donations for expenditure under CSR activities; Rebates and Reliefs.
7. Computation of Total Income and Tax Liability of various entities : Individual; Hindu Undivided Family ‘HUF’; Alternate
Minimum Tax (AMT); Partnership Firm / LLP; Co-operative Societies; Association of Person ‘AOP’ and Body of Individual ‘BOI’;
Political Parties; Electoral Trusts; Exempt organization – Registration u/s 12A/ 12AA;
8. Classification and Tax Incidence on Companies : Computation of taxable income and tax liability of Company; Dividend
Distribution Tax; Minimum Alternate Tax ‘MAT’; Other Special Provisions Relating to Companies; Equalization Levy.
9. Procedural Compliance : Permanent Account Number ‘PAN’ / Tax Collection Account Number ‘TAN’; Tax Deduction at
Source ‘TDS’ & Tax Collection at Source ‘TCS’; Advance Tax &Self Assessment Tax ‘SAT’; Returns, Signatures, E-Filing ; Fee
and interest for default in furnishing return of Income ; Collection, Recovery of Tax, Refunds.
10. Assessment, Appeals &Revision : Assessment; Types of Assessment; Appeals; Revisions; Search, Seizure, Penalty and
Offences.
Case Laws, Case Studies & Practical Aspects.
Part II: Indirect Taxes (50 marks)
(A) Goods and Service Tax
11. Concept of Indirect Taxes at a glance : Background; Constitutional powers of taxation; Indirect taxes in India – An overview;
Pre-GST tax structure and deficiencies; Administration of Indirect Taxation in India; Existing tax structure.
12. Basics of Goods and Services Tax ‘GST’: Basics concept and overview of GST; Constitutional Framework of GST; GST
Model – CGST / IGST / SGST / UTGST; Taxable Event; Concept of supply including composite and mixed supply; Levy and
collection of CGST and IGST; Composition scheme & Reverse Charge; Exemptions under GST.
13. Concept of Time, Value & Place of Taxable Supply: Basic concepts of Time and Value of Taxable Supply; Basics concept
of Place of Taxable Supply.
14. Input Tax Credit & Computation of GST Liability- Overview.
15. Procedural Compliance under GST: Registration; Tax Invoice, Debit & Credit Note, Account and Record, Electronic way Bill;
Return, Payment of Tax, Refund Procedures; Audit.
16. Basic overview on Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST), Union Territory Goods and Service tax (UTGST), and
GST Compensation to States.
(B) Customs Act
17. Overview of Customs Act: Overview of Customs Law; Levy and collection of customs duties; Types of Custom duties;
Classification and valuation of import and export goods; Exemption; Officers of customs; Administration of Customs Law; Import
and Export Procedures; Transportation, and Warehousing; Duty Drawback; Demand and Recovery; Confiscation of Goods and
Conveyances; Refund.
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Objective
Part I : To provide expert knowledge in the legislations, rules and regulations governing the entities listed
on the stock exchanges.
Part II : To provide the basic understanding of the working of Capital markets in India.
Detailed Contents
Part I: Securities Laws (70 Marks)
1. Securities Contracts (Regulations) Act 1956 : Objectives of the SCR Act, Rules and Regulations made there under; Important
Definitions; Recognized Stock Exchange, Clearing Corporation; Public issue and listing of securities; Rules relating to Public
Issue and Listing of Securities under Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957.
2. Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992: Objective; Powers and functions of SEBI; Securities Appellate Tribunal;
Penalties and appeals.
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3. Depositories Act, 1996 : Depository System in India; Role & Functions of Depositories; Depository Participants; Admission of
Securities; Dematerialization & Re-materialisation; Depository Process; Inspection and Penalties; Internal Audit and Concurrent
Audit of Depository Participants.
4. An Overview of SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009.
5. An Overview of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.
6. An Overview of SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011.
7. SEBI (Buyback of Securities) Regulations, 1998 : Conditions of buy-back; Buy back Methods: Tender Offer, Open Market
(Book building and Stock Exchange); General obligations; Penalties.
8. SEBI (Delisting of Equity Shares) Regulations, 2009 : Delisting of Equity Shares; Voluntary Delisting; Exit Opportunity;
Compulsory Delisting.
9. An Overview of SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014.
10. An Overview of SEBI (Issue of Sweat Equity) Regulations, 2002.
11. SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 : Unpublished price sensitive information (UPSI); Disclosures;
Codes of fair disclosure and conduct; Penalties and Appeals.
12. Mutual Funds : Types of Mutual Funds and Schemes; Key players in Mutual Funds: Sponsor, Asset Management Company,
Trustee, Unit holder, Evaluating performance of Mutual funds- Net Asset Value, Expense Ratio, Holding Period Return.
13. Collective Investment Schemes :Regulatory Framework; Restrictions on Business Activities; Submission of Information and
Documents; Trustees and their Obligations.
14. SEBI (Ombudsman) Regulations, 2003 : Procedure for Redressal of Grievances; Implementation of the Award; Display of the
particulars of the Ombudsman, SCORES, SEBI (Informal Guidance) Scheme, 2003.
Case Laws, Case Studies & Practical Aspects
Part II: Capital Market & Intermediaries (30 Marks)
15. Structure of Capital Market
I. Primary Market
a. Capital Market Investment Institutions-Domestic Financial Institutions(DFI), Qualified Institutional Buyers(QIB), Foreign
Portfolio Investors (FPI), Private Equity, Angel Funds, HNIs, Venture Capital, Pension Funds, Alternative Investment Funds.
b. Capital Market Instruments-Equities, Preference Shares, Shares with Differential Voting Rights, Corporate Debt, NonConvertible Debentures(NCD), Partly, Fully and Optionally Convertible Debentures, Bonds, Foreign Currency Convertible
Bonds(FCCB), Foreign Currency Exchangeable Bonds (FCEB) Indian Depository Receipts (IDR),Derivatives, Warrants;
c. Aspects of Primary Market- book building, ASBA, Green Shoe Option.
II. Secondary Market
Development of Stock market in India; Stock market & its operations, Trading Mechanism, Block and Bulk deals, Grouping,
Basis of Sensex, Nifty; Suspension and Penalties; Surveillance Mechanism; Risk management in Secondary market, Impact of
various Policies on Stock Markets such as Credit Policy of RBI, Fed Policy, Inflation index, CPI, WPI, etc.
16. Securities Market Intermediaries : Primary Market and Secondary Market Intermediaries: Role and Functions, Merchant
Bankers, Stock Brokers, Syndicate Members, Registrars and Transfer Agents, Underwriters, Bankers to an Issue, Portfolio
Managers, Debenture Trustees, Investment Advisers, Research Analysts, Market Makers, Credit Rating Agencies; Internal
Audit of Intermediaries by Company Secretary in Practice.
Case Laws, Case Studies & Practical Aspects.

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Part I : To provide expert knowledge in the legislations, rules and regulations governing the entities listed
on the stock exchanges.
Part II : To provide the basic understanding of the working of Capital markets in India.
Detailed Contents
Part I: Securities Laws (70 Marks)
1. Securities Contracts (Regulations) Act 1956 : Objectives of the SCR Act, Rules and Regulations made there under; Important
Definitions; Recognized Stock Exchange, Clearing Corporation; Public issue and listing of securities; Rules relating to Public
Issue and Listing of Securities under Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957.
2. Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992: Objective; Powers and functions of SEBI; Securities Appellate Tribunal;
Penalties and appeals.
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3. Depositories Act, 1996 : Depository System in India; Role & Functions of Depositories; Depository Participants; Admission of
Securities; Dematerialization & Re-materialisation; Depository Process; Inspection and Penalties; Internal Audit and Concurrent
Audit of Depository Participants.
4. An Overview of SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009.
5. An Overview of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.
6. An Overview of SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011.
7. SEBI (Buyback of Securities) Regulations, 1998 : Conditions of buy-back; Buy back Methods: Tender Offer, Open Market
(Book building and Stock Exchange); General obligations; Penalties.
8. SEBI (Delisting of Equity Shares) Regulations, 2009 : Delisting of Equity Shares; Voluntary Delisting; Exit Opportunity;
Compulsory Delisting.
9. An Overview of SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014.
10. An Overview of SEBI (Issue of Sweat Equity) Regulations, 2002.
11. SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 : Unpublished price sensitive information (UPSI); Disclosures;
Codes of fair disclosure and conduct; Penalties and Appeals.
12. Mutual Funds : Types of Mutual Funds and Schemes; Key players in Mutual Funds: Sponsor, Asset Management Company,
Trustee, Unit holder, Evaluating performance of Mutual funds- Net Asset Value, Expense Ratio, Holding Period Return.
13. Collective Investment Schemes :Regulatory Framework; Restrictions on Business Activities; Submission of Information and
Documents; Trustees and their Obligations.
14. SEBI (Ombudsman) Regulations, 2003 : Procedure for Redressal of Grievances; Implementation of the Award; Display of the
particulars of the Ombudsman, SCORES, SEBI (Informal Guidance) Scheme, 2003.
Case Laws, Case Studies & Practical Aspects
Part II: Capital Market & Intermediaries (30 Marks)
15. Structure of Capital Market
I. Primary Market
a. Capital Market Investment Institutions-Domestic Financial Institutions(DFI), Qualified Institutional Buyers(QIB), Foreign
Portfolio Investors (FPI), Private Equity, Angel Funds, HNIs, Venture Capital, Pension Funds, Alternative Investment Funds.
b. Capital Market Instruments-Equities, Preference Shares, Shares with Differential Voting Rights, Corporate Debt, NonConvertible Debentures(NCD), Partly, Fully and Optionally Convertible Debentures, Bonds, Foreign Currency Convertible
Bonds(FCCB), Foreign Currency Exchangeable Bonds (FCEB) Indian Depository Receipts (IDR),Derivatives, Warrants;
c. Aspects of Primary Market- book building, ASBA, Green Shoe Option.
II. Secondary Market
Development of Stock market in India; Stock market & its operations, Trading Mechanism, Block and Bulk deals, Grouping,
Basis of Sensex, Nifty; Suspension and Penalties; Surveillance Mechanism; Risk management in Secondary market, Impact of
various Policies on Stock Markets such as Credit Policy of RBI, Fed Policy, Inflation index, CPI, WPI, etc.
16. Securities Market Intermediaries : Primary Market and Secondary Market Intermediaries: Role and Functions, Merchant
Bankers, Stock Brokers, Syndicate Members, Registrars and Transfer Agents, Underwriters, Bankers to an Issue, Portfolio
Managers, Debenture Trustees, Investment Advisers, Research Analysts, Market Makers, Credit Rating Agencies; Internal
Audit of Intermediaries by Company Secretary in Practice.
Case Laws, Case Studies & Practical Aspects

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7 Economic Business & Commercial Laws

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Part I : To provide expert knowledge in Foreign Exchange Management and NBFCs.
Part II : To provide expert knowledge in Competition Law.
Part III : To provide working knowledge in Business and Commercial Laws.
Detailed Contents
Part I
Foreign Exchange Management &NBFCs (40 Marks)
1. Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934: Central Banking functions; Monetary policy; Penalties.
2. Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 : Introduction
3. Foreign Exchange Transactions & Compliances: Current and Capital Account Transactions; Acquisition &Transfer of
Immovable Property in India and Abroad; Realization and Repatriation of Foreign Exchange; Brief information of other FEMA
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Regulations.
4. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010: Introduction and Object, Eligible Contributor, Eligible Receiver, Registration,
Offences and Penalties.
5. Foreign Direct Investments – Regulations & FDI Policy: Automatic and Approval Route of FDI; Setting up of Subsidiary/Joint
Venture/Liaison Office/ Branch Office by Non-residents; Foreign Portfolio Investments.
6. Overseas Direct Investment: ODI Policy, foreign currency remittances, Setting up of Subsidiary/Joint Venture/Branch
Office.
7. Liberalized Remittance Scheme: Investment Outside India by Indian Residents.
8. External Commercial Borrowings (ECB): An Overview.
9. Foreign Trade Policy & Procedure: Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS); Service Exports from India Scheme
(SEIS); Duty exemption / remission schemes; Export oriented units (EOUS); Electronics Hardware Technology Parks (EHTPS);
Software Technology Parks (STPS); Bio-Technology Parks (BTPS).Imports and related policies.
10. Non Banking Finance Companies(NBFCs): Definition; Types; Requirement of Registration as NBFC and exemptions
from registration as NBFC; Micro Finance Institutions, Activities of NBFCs; Compliances by the NBFCs and requirements
of approvals of RBI; Deposit Accepting and Non-deposit Accepting NBFCs; Deemed NBFC; Core Investment Company and
Systemically Important Core Investment Companies; Peer to Peer Lending; Defaults, Adjudication, prosecutions and penalties.
11. Special Economic Zones Act, 2005: Establishment of Special Economic Zones; Approval and Authorization to Operate SEZ;
Setting up of Unit; Special Economic Zone Authority.
Case Laws, Case Studies & Practical Aspects
Part II
Competition Law (25 Marks)
12. Competition Act, 2002: Competition Policy ; Anti-Competitive Agreements; Abuse of Dominant Position; Overview of
Combination and Regulation of Combinations; Competition Advocacy; Competition Commission of India; Appellate Tribunal.
Case Laws, Case Studies & Practical Aspects
Part III
Business & Commercial Laws (35 Marks)
Consumer Protection
13. Consumer Protection Act, 1986: Consumer Protection in India; Rights of Consumers; Consumer Dispute Redressal Forums;
Nature and Scope of Remedies.
14. Essential Commodities Act, 1955: Essential Commodities; Powers of Central Government; Authorities responsible
to administer the Act; Delegation of powers; Nature of Order passed under the Act; Seizure and Confiscation of Essential
Commodities; Offences by Companies.
15. Legal Metrology Act, 2009: Standard weights and measures; Power of inspection, seizure; Declarations on pre-packaged
commodities; Offences and penalties.
Property Law
16. Transfer of Property Act, 1882: Types of Properties; Properties which cannot be Transferred; Rule Against Perpetuities; Lis
Pendens; Provisions Relating to Sale; Mortgage, Charge, Lease, Gift and Actionable Claim; Specific Performance.
17. Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016: Registration of Real Estate Project; Real Estate Agents; Real Estate
Regulatory Authority; Central Advisory Council; The Real Estate Appellate Tribunal; Offences, Penalties and Adjudication.
Specimen Agreement for Sale between the Promoter and the Allottee; Due Diligence Reporting.
Anti-Corruption Laws
18. Benami Transaction Prohibitions (Act): Benami Property; Benami Transaction, Prohibition of Benami Transaction; Authority,
Adjudication of Benami property.
19. Prevention of Money Laundering: Problem and adverse effect of money laundering; Methods of money laundering; Offence
of money laundering; Attachment, adjudication and confiscation.
Business Laws
20. Indian Contracts Act, 1872: Essential elements of a Valid Contract; Indemnity and Guarantee; Bailment and Pledge; Law of
Agency; E-Contract; Landmark judgments.
21. Specific Relief Act, 1963: Specific reliefs and defense; specific performance and defense; unenforceable contracts; Rescission
of Contracts; Cancellation of Instruments; Declaratory Decrees; Preventive Reliefs.
22. Sale of Goods Act, 1930: Essentials of a Contract of Sale; Sale Distinguished from Agreement to Sell, Bailment, Contract for
Work and Labour and Hire-Purchase; Conditions and Warranties; Doctrine of Caveat Emptor; Performance of the Contract of
Sale; Landmark judgments.
23. Partnership Act, 1932: Rights and Liabilities of Partners; Registration of Firms; Dissolution of Firms and Partnership; Landmark
judgments.
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24. Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881: Negotiable Instruments and Parties; Material Alteration; Crossing and bouncing of Cheques;
Dishonour of Cheques & its Remedies; Presumption of Law as to Negotiable Instruments; Landmark judgments.
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Part I: To provide knowledge of practical aspects of financial management so as to develop skills in taking
financial and investment decisions.
Part II : To enable students to acquire multidimensional skills as to equip them to comprehend the process
of strategy formulation.
Detailed Contents
Part I:Financial Management (60 marks)
1. Nature and Scope of Financial Management: Nature, Scope and Objectives of Financial Management; Risk-Return and
Value of the Firm; Objectives of the firm; Profit Maximisation vs. Wealth Maximisation; Emerging roles of Finance Managers.
2. Capital Budgeting: Compounding and Discounting techniques- Concepts of Annuity and Perpetuity; Capital Budgeting
Process; Techniques of Capital Budgeting- Discounted and Non- Discounted Cash Flow Methods; Capital Rationing; Risk
Evaluation and Sensitivity Analysis.
3. Capital Structure: Introduction- Meaning and Significance; Optimal Capital Structure; Determinants of Capital Structure;
Theories of Capital Structure; EBIT - EPS Analysis; EBITDA Analysis; Risk and Leverage; Effects of Leverage on Shareholders’
Returns.
4. Sources of raising long-term finance and Cost of Capital: Sources, Meaning, Factors Affecting Cost of Capital; Methods for
Calculating cost of capital; Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC); Marginal Cost of Capital.
5. Project Finance: Project Planning – Preparation of Project Report, Project Appraisal under Normal Inflationary and Deflationary
Conditions; Project Appraisal by Financial Institutions – Lending Policies and Appraisal Norms by Financial Institutions and
Banks; Project Review and Control; Social Cost and Benefit Analysis of Project. Term loans from Financial institutions and
Banks; Lease and Hire Purchase Finance; Venture Capital Funds; Private Equity; International Finance and Syndication of
Loans, Deferred Payment Arrangements; Corporate Taxation and its Impact on Corporate Financing; Financing Cost Escalation.
6. Dividend Policy: Introduction- Types; Determinants and Constraints of Dividend Policy; Forms of Dividend; Different Dividend
Theories.
7. Working Capital : Meaning, Types, Determinants and Assessment of Working Capital Requirements, Negative Working Capital;
Operating Cycle Concept and Applications of Quantitative Techniques; Management of Working Capital – Cash Receivables
Inventories; Financing of Working Capital; Banking Norms and Macro Aspects; Factoring and Forfaiting.
8. Security Analysis: Measuring of Systematic and Unsystematic Risk; Fundamental Analysis (Economic, Industry and
Company); Technical Analysis and Efficient Market Hypothesis.
9. Portfolio Management: Meaning, Objectives; Portfolio Theory -Traditional Approach; Markowitz Portfolio Theory; Modern
Approach - CAPM Model; Economic Value Added; Sharpe Single & Multi Index Model; Risk Adjusted Measure of Performance.
Part II: Strategic Management (40 Marks)
10. Introduction to Management: An Overview of functions of management.
11. Introduction to Strategic Management: An Overview- Meaning & Process; Strategic Leadership; Functions and Importance
for Professionals like Company Secretaries; Environmental Influences of Business-Characteristics and Components of Business
Environment, Factors of Micro & Macro Environment of Business; Competitive Environment and Porter’s Five Force Model.
12. Business Policy and Formulation of Functional Strategy: Introduction to Business Policy; Framework of Strategic
Management; Strategic Decision Model; Vision; Mission; Objectives and Goals; Strategic Levels of the Organization; Formulation
of Functional Strategy-Formulation of Financial; Marketing; Production; Human Resource and Logistics strategies.
13. Strategic Analysis and Planning: Situational Analysis, Strategic Choices-SWOT and TOWS Analysis; PERT (Programme
Evaluation Review Technique) and CPM (Critical Path Method);Portfolio analysis-Boston Consulting Group (BCG) growthshare Matrix, Ansoff’s Product Growth Matrix, ADL Matrix and General Electric (GE) Model; Strategic Planning; Strategic
Alternatives-Glueck and Jauch and Michael Porter’s Generic Strategies.
14. Strategic Implementation and Control: Issues in Strategy Implementation; Various Organizational Structures and Strategy
Implementation; Leadership and its forms ; Strategic Change and Control.
15. Analysing Strategic Edge: Introduction to Business Process Reengineering; Concept of Benchmarking; Introduction to Total
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CS Professional Programme

1 Compliances & Ethics
2 Advanced Tax Laws
3 Drafting, Pleadings & Appearances
4 Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management & Due Diligence
5 Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up
6 Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & Remedies
7 Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges
8 Multi-disciplinary Case Studies
9 Elective
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To provide expert knowledge of drafting, documentation and advocacy techniques.
Detailed Contents
1. Judicial & Administrative framework: Procedure; Jurisdiction and Review; Revisions; Reference; Appellate forum.
2. General Principles of Drafting and relevant Substantive Rules: Drafting: Concept, General Principles and relevant substantive
rules thereof; Drafting in simple language, nuances of drafting, common errors and its consequences like litigation, liability.
Drafting policies, code of conduct, guidance note, waivers, releases, disclaimers, Basic Components of Deeds, Endorsements and
Supplemental Deeds, Aids to Clarity and Accuracy, Legal Requirements and Implications; Supreme Court Rules and other guiding
principles for drafting.
3. Secretarial Practices & Drafting: Principles relating to Drafting of various resolutions; Drafting of notices & Explanatory Statements;
Preparation of Agenda for meetings; Drafting and recording of minutes.
4. Drafting and Conveyancing relating to Various Deeds and Agreements: Conveyancing in General, Object of ConveyancingDrafting of Conveyancing agreements, wills, encumbrances and gift deeds.
5. Drafting of agreements, documents and deeds: Drafting of various Commercial Agreements, Guarantees, Counter Guarantees,
Bank Guarantees, Outsourcing Agreements, Service Agreements, E-Contracts, Legal License, IPR Agreements; General and
Special Power of Attorney; Pre-incorporation Contracts; Share Purchase Agreement; Shareholders Agreements and Other
Agreements under the Companies Act, 2013; Drafting of Memorandum of Association and Articles of Associations; Drafting of
Provisions for Entrenchment of Specified Provision of Articles; Joint Venture and Foreign Collaboration Agreement, Non-disclosure
Agreements ; Drafting of Limited Liability Partnership Agreement, Drafting of Bye Laws for Societies; Drafting Replies to Regulatory
Show Cause Notices; Review of critical business documents and press releases; Responding to proxy Advisory Reports, Drafting
Response to Media Reports; Drafting and review of crisis communications, presenting complex legal subjects to simple business
oriented language.
6. Pleadings: Pleadings in General; Object of Pleadings; Fundamental Rules of Pleadings; Civil: Plaint Structure; Description of
Parties; Written Statements, Interlocutory Applications, Original Petition, Affidavit, Execution Petition and Memorandum of Appeal
and Revision, Petition under Articles 226 and 32 of Constitution of India, Special Leave Petition; Criminal: Complaints, Criminal
Miscellaneous Petition, Bail Application and Memorandum of Appeal and Revision; Drafting of Affidavit in Evidence; Arguments
on Preliminary Submissions; Arguments on Merits; Legal Pleadings and Written Submissions, Application, Petitions, Revision
Petitions, Notice of Motion, Witness, Improper Admission, Rejection, Appeal, Review, Suits, Undertakings, Indemnity Bonds, Writs,
Legal Notices, Response to Legal Notices.
7. Art of Writing Opinions: Understanding facts of the case; case for opinion writing, Application of relevant Legal Provisions
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facts; Research on relevant case Laws; Discussion and Opinion writing.
8. Appearances & Art of Advocacy: Requisites for entering appearances; Appearing before Tribunals/Quasi-judicial Bodies such as
NCLT/ NCLAT/ / CCI/ TRAI/ Tax Authorities and Appellate Tribunals/ and authorities such as ROC/ RD/ RBI/ ED/Stock Exchange/
SEBI/ RERA; Art of advocacy.
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Part I : To acquire expert subject knowledge, interpretational skills and practical application on Customs
and GST Laws.
Part II : To acquire expert knowledge on practical application of Corporate taxation including International
Taxation.
Detailed Contents
Indirect Taxes (70 Marks)
Part I: GST and Customs Laws
Goods and Service Tax ‘GST’ (60 Marks)
1. An Overview on Goods and Services Tax ‘GST’: Introduction; Constitutional Aspects & Administration; GST models; Levy and
collection of CGST and IGST; Composition scheme & Reverse Charge, Exemptions.
2. Supply:Meaning& scope, types of supply (composite/mixed inter/ intra); Time, Place and Value of Taxable Supply; Import and
Export of Goods or Services under GST, Classification of Goods and Services; Job work provisions, agency contracts, e-commerce
& TCS.
3. Input Tax Credit & Computation of GST Liability: Input tax credit; Computation of GST liability.
4. Procedural Compliance under GST: Registration; Tax Invoice, Debit & Credit Note, Account and Record, Electronic way Bill,
Payment of Tax, TDS, Returns & Refund, Valuation, Audit & Scrutiny; Assessment.
5. Demand and Recovery, Advance Ruling, Appeals and Revision.
6. Inspection, search, seizure, offences & penalties.
7. Compliance rating, anti-profiteering, GST practitioners, authorised representative, professional opportunities.
8. Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST).
9. Union Territory Goods and Service tax (UTGST).
10. GST Compensation to States.
11. Industry/ Sector Specific Analysis.
Customs Law (10 Marks)
12. Basic Concepts of Customs Law: Introduction; Levy and collection of customs duties; Taxable Events; Custom duties.
13. Valuation & Assessment of Imported and Export Goods & Procedural Aspects: Classification and Valuation of Import and
Export Goods; Assessment; Abatement and Remission of Duty; Exemptions; Refund and recovery.
14. Arrival or Departure and Clearance of Goods, Warehousing, Duty Drawback, Baggage and Miscellaneous Provisions:
Arrival and departure of goods; Clearance of Import and Export Goods & Goods in Transit; Transportation and Warehousing
provisions; Duty Drawback provisions, Baggage Rules & provision related to prohibited goods, notified goods, specified goods,
illegal importation / exportation of goods.
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15. Advance Ruling, Settlement Commission, Appellate Procedure, Offences and Penalties: Advance Ruling; Appeal and
Revision; Offences and Penalties; Prosecution; Settlement of Cases.
16. Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) to the extent relevant to Indirect tax: Export promotion scheme under FTP; Salient features,
administration &Other miscellaneous provisions.
Case Laws, Case Studies & Practical Aspects.
Part II: Direct Tax & International Taxation (30 Marks)
15. Corporate Tax Planning & Tax Management: Tax Planning, Tax Management; Tax Avoidance v/s Tax Evasion; Areas of
Corporate Tax Planning; Tax Planning Management Cell.
16. Taxation of Companies, LLP and Non-resident: Tax incidence on Companies including foreign company; Minimum Alternate Tax
‘MAT’; Dividend Distribution Tax; Alternate Minimum Tax ‘AMT’; Tax incidence on LLP; Taxation of Non-resident Entities.
17. General Anti Avoidance Rules ‘GAAR’: Basic concept of GAAR; Impermissible avoidance arrangement; Arrangement to lack
commercial substance; Application of GAAR Rule; GAAR v/s SAAR.
18. Basics of International Taxation
i. Transfer Pricing: Introduction & Concept of Arm’s Length Price; International and Specified Domestic Transaction; Transfer
Pricing Methods; Advance Pricing Agreement & Roll Back Provision; Documentation and Return.
ii. Place of Effective Management (POEM): Concept of POEM; Guidelines of determining POEM.
19. Tax Treaties.
20. Income Tax Implication on specified transactions: Slump Sale; Restructuring; Buy Back of shares; Redemption of Preference
shares; Issue of shares at Premium; Transfer of shares; Reduction of share Capital; Gifts, cash credits, unexplained money,
investments etc.
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To provide expert knowledge of drafting, documentation and advocacy techniques.
Detailed Contents
1. Judicial & Administrative framework: Procedure; Jurisdiction and Review; Revisions; Reference; Appellate forum.
2. General Principles of Drafting and relevant Substantive Rules: Drafting: Concept, General Principles and relevant substantive
rules thereof; Drafting in simple language, nuances of drafting, common errors and its consequences like litigation, liability.
Drafting policies, code of conduct, guidance note, waivers, releases, disclaimers, Basic Components of Deeds, Endorsements and
Supplemental Deeds, Aids to Clarity and Accuracy, Legal Requirements and Implications; Supreme Court Rules and other guiding
principles for drafting.
3. Secretarial Practices & Drafting: Principles relating to Drafting of various resolutions; Drafting of notices & Explanatory Statements;
Preparation of Agenda for meetings; Drafting and recording of minutes.
4. Drafting and Conveyancing relating to Various Deeds and Agreements: Conveyancing in General, Object of ConveyancingDrafting of Conveyancing agreements, wills, encumbrances and gift deeds.
5. Drafting of agreements, documents and deeds: Drafting of various Commercial Agreements, Guarantees, Counter Guarantees,
Bank Guarantees, Outsourcing Agreements, Service Agreements, E-Contracts, Legal License, IPR Agreements; General and
Special Power of Attorney; Pre-incorporation Contracts; Share Purchase Agreement; Shareholders Agreements and Other
Agreements under the Companies Act, 2013; Drafting of Memorandum of Association and Articles of Associations; Drafting of
Provisions for Entrenchment of Specified Provision of Articles; Joint Venture and Foreign Collaboration Agreement, Non-disclosure
Agreements ; Drafting of Limited Liability Partnership Agreement, Drafting of Bye Laws for Societies; Drafting Replies to Regulatory
Show Cause Notices; Review of critical business documents and press releases; Responding to proxy Advisory Reports, Drafting
Response to Media Reports; Drafting and review of crisis communications, presenting complex legal subjects to simple business
oriented language.
6. Pleadings: Pleadings in General; Object of Pleadings; Fundamental Rules of Pleadings; Civil: Plaint Structure; Description of
Parties; Written Statements, Interlocutory Applications, Original Petition, Affidavit, Execution Petition and Memorandum of Appeal
and Revision, Petition under Articles 226 and 32 of Constitution of India, Special Leave Petition; Criminal: Complaints, Criminal
Miscellaneous Petition, Bail Application and Memorandum of Appeal and Revision; Drafting of Affidavit in Evidence; Arguments
on Preliminary Submissions; Arguments on Merits; Legal Pleadings and Written Submissions, Application, Petitions, Revision
Petitions, Notice of Motion, Witness, Improper Admission, Rejection, Appeal, Review, Suits, Undertakings, Indemnity Bonds, Writs,
Legal Notices, Response to Legal Notices.
7. Art of Writing Opinions: Understanding facts of the case; case for opinion writing, Application of relevant Legal Provisions
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8. Appearances & Art of Advocacy: Requisites for entering appearances; Appearing before Tribunals/Quasi-judicial Bodies such as
NCLT/ NCLAT/ / CCI/ TRAI/ Tax Authorities and Appellate Tribunals/ and authorities such as ROC/ RD/ RBI/ ED/Stock Exchange/
SEBI/ RERA; Art of advocacy.
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Part I: To provide working knowledge on practical application of Direct Tax Laws.
Part II: To provide conceptual knowledge of GST with practical application of GST Laws.
Part I: Direct Taxes (50 marks)
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1. Direct Taxes at a Glance : Background of Taxation system in India; Vital Statistics; Layout; Administration.
2. Basic concepts of Income Tax : An overview of Finance Bill, ; Important definitions under Income Tax Act, 1961; Distinction
between Capital and Revenue Receipts and Expenditure; Residential Status & Basis of Charge; Scope of Total Income; Tax
Rates.
3. Incomes which do not form part of Total Income: Incomes not included in Total Income; Tax holidays.
4. Computation of Income under Various Heads : Income from Salary; Income from House Property; Profit and Gains of
Business or Profession; Capital Gains; Income from Other Sources; Fair Market Value.
5. Clubbing provisions and Set Off and / or Carry Forward of Losses : Income of other persons included in Assessee’s Total
Income; Aggregation of Income; Set off and / or Carry forward of losses.
6. Deductions from Gross Total Income & Rebate and Relief : Deductions in respect of certain payments; Specific deductions
in respect of certain income; Deductions in respect for donations for expenditure under CSR activities; Rebates and Reliefs.
7. Computation of Total Income and Tax Liability of various entities : Individual; Hindu Undivided Family ‘HUF’; Alternate
Minimum Tax (AMT); Partnership Firm / LLP; Co-operative Societies; Association of Person ‘AOP’ and Body of Individual ‘BOI’;
Political Parties; Electoral Trusts; Exempt organization – Registration u/s 12A/ 12AA;
8. Classification and Tax Incidence on Companies : Computation of taxable income and tax liability of Company; Dividend
Distribution Tax; Minimum Alternate Tax ‘MAT’; Other Special Provisions Relating to Companies; Equalization Levy.
9. Procedural Compliance : Permanent Account Number ‘PAN’ / Tax Collection Account Number ‘TAN’; Tax Deduction at
Source ‘TDS’ & Tax Collection at Source ‘TCS’; Advance Tax &Self Assessment Tax ‘SAT’; Returns, Signatures, E-Filing ; Fee
and interest for default in furnishing return of Income ; Collection, Recovery of Tax, Refunds.
10. Assessment, Appeals &Revision : Assessment; Types of Assessment; Appeals; Revisions; Search, Seizure, Penalty and
Offences.
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Part II: Indirect Taxes (50 marks)
(A) Goods and Service Tax
11. Concept of Indirect Taxes at a glance : Background; Constitutional powers of taxation; Indirect taxes in India – An overview;
Pre-GST tax structure and deficiencies; Administration of Indirect Taxation in India; Existing tax structure.
12. Basics of Goods and Services Tax ‘GST’: Basics concept and overview of GST; Constitutional Framework of GST; GST
Model – CGST / IGST / SGST / UTGST; Taxable Event; Concept of supply including composite and mixed supply; Levy and
collection of CGST and IGST; Composition scheme & Reverse Charge; Exemptions under GST.
13. Concept of Time, Value & Place of Taxable Supply: Basic concepts of Time and Value of Taxable Supply; Basics concept
of Place of Taxable Supply.
14. Input Tax Credit & Computation of GST Liability- Overview.
15. Procedural Compliance under GST: Registration; Tax Invoice, Debit & Credit Note, Account and Record, Electronic way Bill;
Return, Payment of Tax, Refund Procedures; Audit.
16. Basic overview on Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST), Union Territory Goods and Service tax (UTGST), and
GST Compensation to States.
(B) Customs Act
17. Overview of Customs Act: Overview of Customs Law; Levy and collection of customs duties; Types of Custom duties;
Classification and valuation of import and export goods; Exemption; Officers of customs; Administration of Customs Law; Import
and Export Procedures; Transportation, and Warehousing; Duty Drawback; Demand and Recovery; Confiscation of Goods and
Conveyances; Refund.
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5 Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up

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Part I : To provide expert knowledge of legal, procedural and practical aspects of Corporate Restructuring,
M & A, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up.
Part II : To acquire knowledge of the legal, procedural and practical aspects of Insolvency and its resolution.
Detailed Contents
Part I: Corporate Restructuring (50 Marks)
1. Types of Corporate Restructuring : Key definitions, Compromises, Arrangements, Mergers & Amalgamations; Demergers &
Slump Sale, Business Sale; Joint Venture, Strategic Alliance, Reverse Merger Disinvestment; Financial Restructuring (Buy-back,
Alteration & Reduction).
2. Acquisition of Company/ Business: Acquisition of Company; Takeover of Listed Companies(i) Legal Framework (ii)Process &
Compliances; Cross Borders Takeovers – Procedure.
3. Planning & Strategy : Case Studies pertaining to Merger, Amalgamation, Restructuring; Funding for M&A, Studies of Judicial
pronouncements; Planning relating to acquisitions & takeovers; Protection of minority interest; Succession Planning; Managing
Family Holdings through Trust.
4. Process of M&A transactions : Key Concepts of M&A; Law & Procedure; M&A Due Diligence; M&A Valuation; M&A Structure
finalization; Post transaction integration.
5. Documentation–Merger &Amalgamation : Drafting of Scheme; Drafting of Notice and Explanatory Statement; Drafting of
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6. Valuation of Business and Assets for Corporate Restructuring : Type of Valuations; Valuation Principles & Techniques for
Merger, Amalgamation, Slump Sale, Demerger; Principles & Techniques of Reporting; Relative valuation and Swap ratio.
7. Accounting in Corporate Restructuring—Concept and Accounting Treatment: Methods of Accounting for Amalgamations -
AS-14/ IndAS 103;Treatment of Reserves, Goodwill; Pre-Acquisition & Post-Acquisition Profit; Accounting in Books of Transferor
and Transferee; Merger and De-Merger; Acquisition of Business and Internal Reconstruction.
8. Taxation & Stamp Duty aspects of Corporate Restructuring : Capital Gain; Set-off and carry forward under section 2(14) of
Income Tax Act; Deemed Dividend; Payment of Stamp Duty on scheme, payment of stamp duty on movable and immovable
properties.
9. Competition Act : Regulation of combinations under the competition Act, Kinds of combinations, Exempted combinations, Concept
of relevant market and its importance, Determination of combinations and any appreciable adverse effect, Role of CCI.
10. Regulatory approvals of scheme: From CCI, Income Tax, Stock Exchange, SEBI, RBI, RD, ROC, OL and Sector Regulators such
as IRDA, TRAI,etc.
11. Appearance before NCLT / NCLAT.
12. Fast Track Mergers : Small companies, Holding and wholly owned companies.
13. Cross Border Mergers.
Case Laws/ Case Studies/ Practical aspects
Part II: Insolvency& Liquidation (50 Marks)
14. Insolvency : Historical Background; Pillars of IBC, 2016 [IBBI, IPA, IP, AA, Information Utility]; Key Definitions and Concepts;
Insolvency Initiation/Resolution under sections 7, 8 and 10.
15. Petition for Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process : Legal Provisions; Procedure, Documentation; Appearance, Approval;
Case Laws.
16. Role, Functions and Duties of IP/ IRP/ RP : Public announcement, Management of affairs and operations of company as a going
concern, Raising of Interim Finance, Preparation of Information Memorandum.
17. Resolution Strategies : Restructuring of Equity & Debt; Compromise & Arrangement; Acquisition, Takeover & Change of
Management; Sale of Assets; Valuation.
18. Convening and Conduct of Meetings of Committee of Creditors : Constitution of Committee of Creditors; Procedural aspects
for meeting of creditors.
19. Preparation & Approval of Resolution Plan : Contents of resolution plan; Submission of resolution plan; Approval of resolution
plan.
20. Individual/ Firm Insolvency : Application for insolvency resolution process; Report of resolution professional; Repayment plan;
Discharge Order.
21. Fresh Start Process : Person eligible to apply for fresh start; Application for fresh start order; Procedure after receipt of application;
Discharge order.
22. Debt Recovery & SARFAESI : Non-Performing Assets; Asset Reconstruction Company; Security Interest (Enforcement) Rules,
2002;Evaluation of various options available to bank viz. SARFASEI, DRT, Insolvency Proceedings; Application to the Tribunal/
Appellate Tribunal.
23. Cross Border Insolvency : International Perspective and Global Developments; UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Insolvency
Laws; US Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 11 reorganization; Enabling provisions for cross border transactions under IBC.
24. Liquidation on or after failing of RP: Initiation of Liquidation; Distribution of assets;Dissolution of corporate debtor.
25. Voluntary Liquidation : Procedure for Voluntary Liquidation; Powers and duties of the Liquidator; Completion of Liquidation.
26. Winding-up by Tribunal under the Companies Act, 2013:Procedure of Winding-up by Tribunal; Powers and duties of the
Company Liquidator; Fraudulent preferences.
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To acquire knowledge of various kinds of corporate disputes and non-compliances under various laws and their resolution
and management
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1. Shareholders’ Democracy &Rights: Law relating to Majority Powers and Minority Protection; Class action suits.
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2. Corporate Disputes : Oppression & Mismanagement- Law & Practice; Refusal of registration of transfer of securities & appeal
against refusal; Wrongful withholding of property of company; corporate criminal liability.
3. Fraud under Companies Act and IPC.
4. Misrepresentation & Malpractices : Companies Act, 2013, RBI Act, SEBI Act, FEMA, COFEPOSA, Labour Laws; Prevention of
Money Laundering Act; Malpractices under various other laws.
5. Regulatory Action : Enquiries; Inspection; Investigation; Search and Seizure; Arrest; Bail(ROC, RD,SFIO, Stock Exchange, SEBI,
RBI, CCI, Labour Law Authorities, Income Tax Authorities, ED, CBI, Economic Offences Wing).
6. Defaults, Adjudication, prosecutions and penalties under the Companies Act, Securities Laws, FEMA, COFEPOSA, Money
Laundering, Competition Act, Labour Laws & Tax Laws.
7. Fines, Penalties and Punishments under various laws.
8. Civil and Criminal Trial Procedure and Process.
9. Relief and Remedies : Compounding of offences under Companies Act, SEBI & FEMA; Mediation and Conciliation; Settlement and
Proceeding (Consent order under SEBI law); Appeal against the order of Adjudicating officer, SAT, NCLT, NCLAT, Enforcement
Directorate, IT Commissioner, GST Commissioner; Revision of order; Appearance before Quasi-judicial and other bodies- NCLT,
NCLAT, SAT, SEBI, RD, ROC, RBI, CCI.
10. Crisis management, Professional Liability, D&O Policy & other Risk and liability mitigation approaches.
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Part I : To provide expert knowledge in Foreign Exchange Management and NBFCs.
Part II : To provide expert knowledge in Competition Law.
Part III : To provide working knowledge in Business and Commercial Laws.
Detailed Contents
Part I
Foreign Exchange Management &NBFCs (40 Marks)
1. Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934: Central Banking functions; Monetary policy; Penalties.
2. Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 : Introduction
3. Foreign Exchange Transactions & Compliances: Current and Capital Account Transactions; Acquisition &Transfer of
Immovable Property in India and Abroad; Realization and Repatriation of Foreign Exchange; Brief information of other FEMA
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Regulations.
4. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010: Introduction and Object, Eligible Contributor, Eligible Receiver, Registration,
Offences and Penalties.
5. Foreign Direct Investments – Regulations & FDI Policy: Automatic and Approval Route of FDI; Setting up of Subsidiary/Joint
Venture/Liaison Office/ Branch Office by Non-residents; Foreign Portfolio Investments.
6. Overseas Direct Investment: ODI Policy, foreign currency remittances, Setting up of Subsidiary/Joint Venture/Branch
Office.
7. Liberalized Remittance Scheme: Investment Outside India by Indian Residents.
8. External Commercial Borrowings (ECB): An Overview.
9. Foreign Trade Policy & Procedure: Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS); Service Exports from India Scheme
(SEIS); Duty exemption / remission schemes; Export oriented units (EOUS); Electronics Hardware Technology Parks (EHTPS);
Software Technology Parks (STPS); Bio-Technology Parks (BTPS).Imports and related policies.
10. Non Banking Finance Companies(NBFCs): Definition; Types; Requirement of Registration as NBFC and exemptions
from registration as NBFC; Micro Finance Institutions, Activities of NBFCs; Compliances by the NBFCs and requirements
of approvals of RBI; Deposit Accepting and Non-deposit Accepting NBFCs; Deemed NBFC; Core Investment Company and
Systemically Important Core Investment Companies; Peer to Peer Lending; Defaults, Adjudication, prosecutions and penalties.
11. Special Economic Zones Act, 2005: Establishment of Special Economic Zones; Approval and Authorization to Operate SEZ;
Setting up of Unit; Special Economic Zone Authority.
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Competition Law (25 Marks)
12. Competition Act, 2002: Competition Policy ; Anti-Competitive Agreements; Abuse of Dominant Position; Overview of
Combination and Regulation of Combinations; Competition Advocacy; Competition Commission of India; Appellate Tribunal.
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Business & Commercial Laws (35 Marks)
Consumer Protection
13. Consumer Protection Act, 1986: Consumer Protection in India; Rights of Consumers; Consumer Dispute Redressal Forums;
Nature and Scope of Remedies.
14. Essential Commodities Act, 1955: Essential Commodities; Powers of Central Government; Authorities responsible
to administer the Act; Delegation of powers; Nature of Order passed under the Act; Seizure and Confiscation of Essential
Commodities; Offences by Companies.
15. Legal Metrology Act, 2009: Standard weights and measures; Power of inspection, seizure; Declarations on pre-packaged
commodities; Offences and penalties.
Property Law
16. Transfer of Property Act, 1882: Types of Properties; Properties which cannot be Transferred; Rule Against Perpetuities; Lis
Pendens; Provisions Relating to Sale; Mortgage, Charge, Lease, Gift and Actionable Claim; Specific Performance.
17. Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016: Registration of Real Estate Project; Real Estate Agents; Real Estate
Regulatory Authority; Central Advisory Council; The Real Estate Appellate Tribunal; Offences, Penalties and Adjudication.
Specimen Agreement for Sale between the Promoter and the Allottee; Due Diligence Reporting.
Anti-Corruption Laws
18. Benami Transaction Prohibitions (Act): Benami Property; Benami Transaction, Prohibition of Benami Transaction; Authority,
Adjudication of Benami property.
19. Prevention of Money Laundering: Problem and adverse effect of money laundering; Methods of money laundering; Offence
of money laundering; Attachment, adjudication and confiscation.
Business Laws
20. Indian Contracts Act, 1872: Essential elements of a Valid Contract; Indemnity and Guarantee; Bailment and Pledge; Law of
Agency; E-Contract; Landmark judgments.
21. Specific Relief Act, 1963: Specific reliefs and defense; specific performance and defense; unenforceable contracts; Rescission
of Contracts; Cancellation of Instruments; Declaratory Decrees; Preventive Reliefs.
22. Sale of Goods Act, 1930: Essentials of a Contract of Sale; Sale Distinguished from Agreement to Sell, Bailment, Contract for
Work and Labour and Hire-Purchase; Conditions and Warranties; Doctrine of Caveat Emptor; Performance of the Contract of
Sale; Landmark judgments.
23. Partnership Act, 1932: Rights and Liabilities of Partners; Registration of Firms; Dissolution of Firms and Partnership; Landmark
judgments.
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24. Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881: Negotiable Instruments and Parties; Material Alteration; Crossing and bouncing of Cheques;
Dishonour of Cheques & its Remedies; Presumption of Law as to Negotiable Instruments; Landmark judgments.
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Part I: To provide knowledge of practical aspects of financial management so as to develop skills in taking
financial and investment decisions.
Part II : To enable students to acquire multidimensional skills as to equip them to comprehend the process
of strategy formulation.
Detailed Contents
Part I:Financial Management (60 marks)
1. Nature and Scope of Financial Management: Nature, Scope and Objectives of Financial Management; Risk-Return and
Value of the Firm; Objectives of the firm; Profit Maximisation vs. Wealth Maximisation; Emerging roles of Finance Managers.
2. Capital Budgeting: Compounding and Discounting techniques- Concepts of Annuity and Perpetuity; Capital Budgeting
Process; Techniques of Capital Budgeting- Discounted and Non- Discounted Cash Flow Methods; Capital Rationing; Risk
Evaluation and Sensitivity Analysis.
3. Capital Structure: Introduction- Meaning and Significance; Optimal Capital Structure; Determinants of Capital Structure;
Theories of Capital Structure; EBIT - EPS Analysis; EBITDA Analysis; Risk and Leverage; Effects of Leverage on Shareholders’
Returns.

4ces of raising long-term finance and Cost of Capital: Sources, Meaning, Factors Affecting Cost of Capital; Methods for
Calculating cost of capital; Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC); Marginal Cost of Capital.
5. Project Finance: Project Planning – Preparation of Project Report, Project Appraisal under Normal Inflationary and Deflationary
Conditions; Project Appraisal by Financial Institutions – Lending Policies and Appraisal Norms by Financial Institutions and
Banks; Project Review and Control; Social Cost and Benefit Analysis of Project. Term loans from Financial institutions and
Banks; Lease and Hire Purchase Finance; Venture Capital Funds; Private Equity; International Finance and Syndication of
Loans, Deferred Payment Arrangements; Corporate Taxation and its Impact on Corporate Financing; Financing Cost Escalation.
6. Dividend Policy: Introduction- Types; Determinants and Constraints of Dividend Policy; Forms of Dividend; Different Dividend
Theories.
7. Working Capital : Meaning, Types, Determinants and Assessment of Working Capital Requirements, Negative Working Capital;
Operating Cycle Concept and Applications of Quantitative Techniques; Management of Working Capital – Cash Receivables
Inventories; Financing of Working Capital; Banking Norms and Macro Aspects; Factoring and Forfaiting.
8. Security Analysis: Measuring of Systematic and Unsystematic Risk; Fundamental Analysis (Economic, Industry and
Company); Technical Analysis and Efficient Market Hypothesis.
9. Portfolio Management: Meaning, Objectives; Portfolio Theory -Traditional Approach; Markowitz Portfolio Theory; Modern
Approach - CAPM Model; Economic Value Added; Sharpe Single & Multi Index Model; Risk Adjusted Measure of Performance.
Part II: Strategic Management (40 Marks)
10. Introduction to Management: An Overview of functions of management.
11. Introduction to Strategic Management: An Overview- Meaning & Process; Strategic Leadership; Functions and Importance
for Professionals like Company Secretaries; Environmental Influences of Business-Characteristics and Components of Business
Environment, Factors of Micro & Macro Environment of Business; Competitive Environment and Porter’s Five Force Model.
12. Business Policy and Formulation of Functional Strategy: Introduction to Business Policy; Framework of Strategic
Management; Strategic Decision Model; Vision; Mission; Objectives and Goals; Strategic Levels of the Organization; Formulation
of Functional Strategy-Formulation of Financial; Marketing; Production; Human Resource and Logistics strategies.
13. Strategic Analysis and Planning: Situational Analysis, Strategic Choices-SWOT and TOWS Analysis; PERT (Programme
Evaluation Review Technique) and CPM (Critical Path Method);Portfolio analysis-Boston Consulting Group (BCG) growthshare Matrix, Ansoff’s Product Growth Matrix, ADL Matrix and General Electric (GE) Model; Strategic Planning; Strategic
Alternatives-Glueck and Jauch and Michael Porter’s Generic Strategies.
14. Strategic Implementation and Control: Issues in Strategy Implementation; Various Organizational Structures and Strategy
Implementation; Leadership and its forms ; Strategic Change and Control.

15. Analysing Strategic Edge: Introduction to Business Process Reengineering; Concept of Benchmarking; Introduction to Totalnt and Six Sigma

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Elective Paper 9.1
Banking – Law & Practice(Max Marks 100)
Objective
To develop a robust knowledge base pertaining to significant facets of Banking Sector among those students who wish to
pursue a career in Banking Sector.
Detailed Contents
1. Overview of Indian Banking System: Indian Banking System – Evolution; RBI and its role; Structure of Banks in India; Commercial
Banks; Co-operative Banking System; Development Banks; NBFCs.
2. Regulatory Framework of Banks: Constitution, Objectives, Functions & powers of RBI; Tools of Monetary Control; Regulatory
Restrictions on Lending; Business of Banking; Constitution of Banks; RBI Act, 1934; Banking Regulation Act, 1949; Role of RBI;
Govt. as a Regulator of Banks; Control over Co-operative Banks; Regulation by other Authorities.
3. Control over Organization of Banks : Licensing of Banking Companies; Branch Licensing; Paid up Capital and Reserves;
Shareholding in Banking Companies; Subsidiaries of Banking Companies; Board of Directors; Chairman of Banking Company;
Appointment of Additional Directors; Restrictions on Employment; Control over Management; Directors and Corporate Governance.
4. Regulation of Banking Business : Power of RBI to Issue Directions; Acceptance of Deposits; Nomination; Loans and Advances;
Regulation of Interest Rate; Regulation of Payment Systems; Internet Banking Guidelines; Regulation of Money Market Instruments;
Reserve Funds; Maintenance of CRR, SLR; Assets in India.
5. Banking operations : Preparation of Vouchers, cash receipt and payment entries, clearing inward and outward entries, transfer
debit and credit entries, what is KYC and what are the different documents to satisfy KYC, verify KYC and authenticity of documents,
operational aspects in regard to opening of all types of accounts, scrutiny of loan applications / documents, allowing drawals and
accounting entries involved at various stages, operational aspects of CBS environment etc., Back office operations in banks,
handling of unreconciled entries in banks.
6. IT in Banking : Overview of Banking services and IT related risk and controls, components and architecture of CBS, Core Business
processes Flow and relevant risks and controls Reporting System and MIS, data analytics and business intelligence.
7. Payment and Collection of Cheques and Other Negotiable Instruments: NI Act; Role & Duties of Paying & Collecting Banks;
Endorsements; Forged Instruments; Bouncing of Cheques; Its Implications; Return of Cheques; Cheque Truncation System.
8. Case Laws on Responsibility of Paying Bank : Negotiable Instruments Act and Paying Banks; Liability of Paying Banker;
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Payment in due course; Payment in Good Faith; Whether Payment under Mistake Recoverable.
9. Case Laws on Responsibility of Collecting Bank : Statutory protection to Collecting Bank; Duties of Collecting Bank.
10. Various Government Schemes : Pradhan Mantri Jan DhanYojana (PMJDY); SukhanyaSamridi Account; MUDRA Bank Yojana;
Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti BeemaYojana (PMJJBY); Pradhan Mantri Suraksha BimaYojana (PMSBY); Atal Pension Scheme.
11. Consumer Protection : Operational Aspects of Consumer Protection Act & Banking Ombudsman Scheme.
12. Loans and Advances : Different Types of Borrowers; Types of Credit Facilities- Cash Credit, Overdraft, Demand Loans, Term
Loans, Bill Finance.
13. Securities for Banker’s Loans : Types of Securities; Assignment; Lien; Set-off; Hypothecation; Pledge; Mortgage; Indemnities and
Guarantees; Factoring; Bill discounting; Letter of Credit; Commercial Papers; Bank Guarantees; Book debts; Corporate Securities;
Charges.
14. Documentation: Types of Documents; Procedure; Stamping; Securitisation.
15. Calculation of Interest and Annuities: Calculation of Simple Interest & Compound Interest; Calculation of Equated Monthly
Instalments; Fixed and Floating Interest Rates; Calculation of Annuities; Interest Calculation using Products / Balances; Amortisation
of a Debt; Sinking Funds.
16. Calculation of YTM: Debt- Definition, Meaning & Salient Features; Loans; Introduction to Bonds; Terms associated with Bonds;
Cost of Debt Capital; Bond value with semi-annual Interest; Current Yield on Bond; Calculation of Yield-to- Maturity of Bond;
Theorems for Bond Value; Duration of Bond; Properties of Duration; Bond Price Volatility.
17. Foreign Exchange Arithmetic: Fundamentals of Foreign Exchange; Forex Markets; Direct and Indirect Quote; Some Basic
Exchange Rate Arithmetic – Cross Rate, Chain Rule, Value date, etc.; Forward Exchange Rates – Forward Points; Arbitrage;
Calculating Forward Points; Premium / discount; etc.
18. Non Performing Assets: Definition; Income Recognition; Asset Classification; Provisioning Norms; CDR Financial Inclusion BC;
BF; Role of ICT in Financial Inclusion, Mobile based transactions, R SETI.
19. Final Accounts of Banking Companies : Definition and Functions of a Bank; Requirements of Banking Companies as to Accounts
and Audit; Significant Features of Accounting Systems of Banks; Principal Books of Accounts; Preparation and Presentation of
Financial Statements of Banks; CMA Format; Accounting Treatment of Specific Items; Preparation of Profit and Loss Account;
Comments on Profit and Loss Account; Important Items of Balance Sheet; Disclosure Requirements of Banks; Additional Disclosures
prescribed by RBI; Disclosures required under BASEL norms.
20. Risk Management in Banks and Basel Accords : Introduction to Risk Management; Credit Risk Management; Liquidity and
Market Risk Management; Operational Risk Management; Risk Management Organisation; Reporting of Banking Risk; Risk
Adjusted Performance Evaluation; Basel- I, II & III Accords.
Professional Programme
Module 3
Elective Paper 9.2
Insurance – Law & Practice (Max Marks 100)
Objective
To impart knowledge on insurance related concepts to the students with the aim of broadening professional opportunities in
the arena of insurance.
Detailed Contents
1. Concept of Insurance : Risk Management; The Concept of Insurance and its Evolution; The Business of Insurance; The Insurance
Market; Insurance Customers; The Insurance Contract; Insurance Terminology; Life Assurance products; General Insurance
Products.
2. Regulatory Framework of Insurance Business in India : Development of Insurance Legislation in India and Insurance Act 1938;
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) Functions and Insurance Councils; IRDAI and its Licensing
Functions; Policy Holders Rights of Assignment, Nomination and Transfer; Protection of Policy Holders Interest; Dispute Resolution
Mechanism; Financial Regulatory Aspects of Solvency Margin and Investments; International Trends In Insurance Regulation.
3. Life Insurance – Practices : Life Insurance Organization; Premiums and Bonuses; Plans of Life insurance; Annuities; Group
Insurance; Linked Life Insurance Policies; Applications and Acceptance; Policy Documents; Premium payment, Life Insurance
Corporation (L.I.C) of India; Policy Lapse and Revival; Assignment, Nomination and Surrender of policy; Policy Claims.
4. Life Insurance – Underwriting : Underwriting: Structure and Process; Financial Underwriting; Occupational, Avocational and
Residential Risks; Reinsurance; Blood Disorders; Nervous System; Diabetes Mellitus; Thyroid diseases; Urinary system; The
Respiratory System; Gastrointestinal (Digestive) System; Cardiovascular system; Special Senses: Disorders of the eyes, ears and
nose; Law of contract; Life Insurance Contract; Protection of Interest of Consumers.
5. Applications of Life Insurance : Financial Planning and Life Insurance; Life Insurance Planning; Health Policies; Pensions and
Annuities; Takaful (Islamic Insurance).
6. Life Insurance – Finance : Accounting Procedures - Premium Accounting; Accounting Procedures–Disbursements; Accounting
Procedure: Expenses of Management; Investments; Final Accounts, Revenue Account and Balance Sheet; Budget and Budgetary
Control; Innovative Concepts in Financial Reporting; Accounting Standard Applicable to Life Insurance Companies; Financial
Analysis; Management Environment in India; Application of Financial Management Concepts in Insurance Industry; Taxation
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(Current Scenario); Anti-Money Laundering Guidelines and PML Act.; Compliance with IFRS (Involving Broader Concepts).
7. Health Insurance : Introduction to Health Insurance and the Health system in India; Health Financing Models and Health Financing
in India; Health Insurance Products in India; Health Insurance Underwriting; Health Insurance Policy Forms and Clauses; Health
Insurance Data, Pricing & Reserving; Regulatory and legal aspects of health insurance; Customer service in health insurance;
Health Insurance fraud; Reinsurance.
8. General Insurance - Practices and Procedures : Introduction to General Insurance; Policy Documents and forms; Underwriting;
Ratings & Premiums; Claims; Insurance Reserves & Accounting.
9. Fire & Consequential Loss Insurance : Basic Principles and the Fire Policy; Add On Covers and Special Policies; Fire Hazards
and Fire Prevention; Erstwhile Tariff – Rules and Rating; Documents; Underwriting; Claims – Legal & Procedural Aspects;
Consequential Loss Insurance; Specialised Policies and Overseas Practice.
10. Marine Insurance : Basic Concepts; Fundamental Principles; Underwriting; Types of Covers; Marine Claims; Marine Recoveries;
Role of Banker’s in marine Insurance; Loss Prevention, Reinsurance, Maritime Frauds.
11. Agricultural Insurance : Glossary of Terms for Agriculture Insurance; Introduction to Indian Agriculture; Risk in Agriculture; History
of Crop Insurance in India; Crop Insurance Design Considerations; Crop Insurance - Yield Index based Underwriting and Claims;
Weather Based Crop Insurance; Traditional Crop Insurance: Underwriting and Claims; Agriculture Insurance in Other Countries;
Livestock / Cattle Wealth in Indian Economy; Types of Cattle & Buffaloes; Cattle Insurance in India; Poultry Insurance in India;
Miscellaneous Agriculture Insurance Schemes; Agriculture Reinsurance.
12. Motor Insurance : Introduction to Motor Insurance; Marketing in Motor Insurance; Type of motor vehicles, documents and policies;
Underwriting in Motor Insurance; Motor Insurance Claims; IT Applications in Motor Insurance; Consumer Delight; Third Party
Liability Insurance; Procedures For Filing And Defending; Quantum Fixation; Fraud Management and Internal Audit; Legal aspects
of Third party claims; Important Decisions on Motor Vehicle Act.
13. Liability Insurance : Introduction to Liability Insurance; Legal Background; Liability Underwriting; Statutory Liability; General Public
Liability (Industrial/Non-industrial Risks); Products Liability Insurance; Professional Indemnity Insurance; Commercial General
Liability; Directors and Officers Liability; Other Policies & Overseas Practices; Reinsurance.
14. Aviation Insurance : Introduction; Aviation Insurance Covers; Underwriting-General Aviation; Underwriting Airlines; UnderwritingAerospace; Aviation Laws; Aviation Claims; Aviation Finance.
15. Risk Management : Risk and Theory of Probability; Risk Management Scope and Objectives; Building up an Effective Risk
Management Programme; Important Steps in Risk Management Decision Making Process; Alternative Risk Management; Enterprise
Risk Management; Business Continuity Management and Disaster/ Emergency / Catastrophe Recovery Planning; Loss Exposures
for Major Classes; Risk Management Checklists.
16. Corporate Governance for Insurance Companies.
Professional Programme
Module 3
Elective 9.3
Intellectual Property Rights: Laws and Practices (Max Marks 100)
Objectives
To learn, understand and analyse the Laws and Relations relating to Intellectual Property Rights in India along with the glimpse
of International practices.
1. Introduction: Concept of Property vis-à-vis Intellectual Property; Concept of Property and Theories of Property – An Overview;
Theories of Intellectual Property Rights; Meaning, Relevance, Business Impact, Protection of Intellectual Property; Intellectual
Property as an Instrument of Development; Need for Protecting Intellectual Property – Policy Consideration – National and
International Perspectives; Competing Rationales for Protection of Intellectual Property Rights; Intellectual Property Rights as
Human Right; Determining Financial Value of Intellectual Property Rights; Negotiating Payments Terms in Intellectual Property
Transaction; Intellectual Property Rights in the Cyber World.
2. Types of Intellectual Property- Origin and Development- An Overview: Copyrights; Trademarks; Patents; Designs; Utility
Models; Trade Secrets and Geographical; Indications; Bio-Diversity and IPR.
3. Role of International Institutions : Introduction to the leading International Instruments concerning Intellectual Property Rights;
The Berne Convention; Universal Copyright Convention; The Paris Convention, Patent Co-operation Treaty; TRIPS; The World
Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the UNESCO.
4. Patents : Introduction to Patent Law; Paris Convention; Patent Cooperation Treaty; WTO- TRIPS; Harmonisation of CBD and
TRIPs.
5. Indian Patent Law : An Overview; Concept of Patent; Product / Process Patents & Terminology; The Patents Act, 1970; Amendments
to the Patents Act; Patentable Subject Matter, Patentability Criteria; Duration of Patents- Law and Policy Consideration; Elements
of Patentability,- Novelty and Non Obviousness (Inventive Steps and Industrial Application; Non- Patentable Subject Matter;
Procedure for Filing of Patent Application and types of Applications; Procedure for Opposition; Revocation of Patents; Ownership
and Maintenance of Patents; Assignment and licensing of Patents; Working of Patents- Compulsory Licensing; Patent AgentQualification and Registration Procedure.
6. Patent Databases & Patent Information System : Patent Offices in India; Importance of Patent Information in Business
Development; Patent search through Internet, Patent Databases.
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7. Preparation of Patent Documents : Lab Notebooks/Log Books/Record Books; Methods of Invention Disclosures; Patent
Application and its Contents; Writing of the Patent Document.
8. Process for Examination of Patent Application : Publication of Patent Applications; Request for Examination; Process for
Examination & Prosecution; Reissue &Re-examination.
9. Patent Infringement : Literal Infringement; Doctrine of Equivalence and Doctrine of Colourable Variation; Contributory Infringement;
Defences to Infringement including Experimental Use; Inequitable Conduct; Patent Misuse; Legal Aspects (Act, Rules, and
Procedures).
10. Recent Developments in Patent System: Software and Business Method Patenting in India & other Jurisdiction; Patentable
Inventions with Special Reference to Biotechnology Products entailing Creation of New Forms of Life.
11. Trademarks : Introduction to Trademarks; The rationale of protection of trademark as (a) an aspect of commercial and (b) of
consumer rights; Definition and concept of Trademarks; Kinds of marks (brand names, logos, signatures, symbols, well known
marks, certificationmarks and service marks); International Legal Instruments on Trademarks; Indian Trademarks Law (The
Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958 and Trademarks Act, 1999); Non Registrable Trademarks; Procedure for Registration
of Trademarks; Opposition Procedure; Procedural Requirements of Protection of Trademarks; Content of the Rights, Exhaustion
of Rights; Assignment/Transmission / Licensing of Trademarks; Infringement of Trademarks and Right of Goodwill; Passing off
Action; Offences and Penalties; International Conventions- Madrid Protocol; Domain Names – (Domain Names and Effects of New
Technology (Internet); WIPO Internet Domain Name Process).
12. Copyrights :Introduction to Copyright - Conceptual Basis; International Protection of Copyright and Related rights- An Overview
(International Convention/Treaties on Copyright); Nature of Copyright; Indian Copyright Law; The Copyright Act, 1957 with its
amendments; Copyright works; Author & Ownership of Copyright; Rights Conferred by Copyright; Assignment, Transmission,
Licensing of Copyrights; Neighbouring Rights; Infringement of Copyrights; Remedies & Actions for Infringement of Copyrights;
Copyright Societies, Office, Board, Registration of Copyrights & Appeals; International Conventions; Copyright pertaining to
Software/Internet and other Digital media; Remedies, especially, possibility of Anton Pillar Injunctive Relief in India.
13. Industrial Designs : Need for Protection of Industrial Designs; Subject Matter of Protection and Requirements; What is a Registrable
Design; What is not a Design; Novelty &Originality; Procedure for Registration of Designs; Copyright under Design; Assignment,
Transmission, Licenses; Procedure for Cancellation of Design; Infringement; Remedies.
14. Geographical Indications : Geographical Indications - Concept of Appellations of Origin, Indication of Source and Geographical
Indication; International Conventions/Agreements; The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 2000;
Procedure for Registration, Duration of Protection and Renewal; Infringement, Penalties and Remedies.
15. Layout- Designs of Integrated Circuits : The Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Act, 2000; Conditions and
Procedure for Registration; Duration and Effect of Registration; Assignment and Transmission.
16. The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights : The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmer’s Rights Act, 2001;
Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights, Authority and Registry; Registration of Plant Varieties and Essentially derived
variety; Duration, Effect of Registration and Benefit Sharing; Surrender and revocation of Certificate; Farmers’ Rights; Plant Varieties
Protection Appellate Tribunal; Infringement, Offences, Penalties and Procedure.
17. Protection of Trade Secrets.
18. Key Business Concerns in Commercializing Intellectual Property Rights: Competition and Confidentiality Issues, Antitrust
Laws; Assignment of Intellectual Property Rights; Technology Transfer Agreements; Intellectual Property Issues in the Sale of
Business; Care & Maintenance of Confidential Information; Legal Auditing of Intellectual Property; Due Diligence of Intellectual
Property Rights in a Corporate Transaction; Management and Valuation of Intellectual Property.
19. Case Laws, Case Studies and Practical Aspects.
Professional Programme
Module 3
Elective 9.4
Forensic Audit (Max Marks 100)
Objectives
To understand and analyze the concept of Corporate Fraud and Forensics Audit in the contemporary world along with the legal
mechanism to counter the corporate fraud and understanding Forensic Audit and its methods.
1. Introduction: What is Fraud: Meaning and Definition under the Companies Act, 2013 and Criminal Procedure Code, 1973; Elements
of Fraud; What is Audit; Forensic Audit; Need and Objectives; Fraud and Forensic Audit; Forensic Audit vis-a-vis Audit.
2. Fraud and Audit : Modern Day Scenario: Fundamentals of Forensic Audit; Fraud related Concepts; Kinds of Frauds; Corporate
Frauds: An Insight; Live Cases; Directors’ Responsibilities.
3. Audit and Investigations : Tools for handling Forensic Audit and the Role of Company Secretary; Investigation Mechanism; Field
Investigations; Methods of Investigations; Red Flags; Green Flags.
4. Forensic Audit : Laws and Regulations : Information Technology and Business Laws; International Laws and Practices; UK
Bribery Act and US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; Indian Laws; ICSI Anti Bribery Code.
5. Forensic Audit and Indian Evidence Law : Finding Facts; Relevant Facts; Admission of Evidence; Methods to Prove Cases.
6. Cyber Forensics : Introduction to Cyber Crime; International Guidance to Cyber Forensics Laws; Digital Forensics and Cyber
Laws; Introduction to Data Extraction; Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime; Ethical Hacking, Digital Incident Response; Case Laws:
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7. Case Laws, Case Studies and Practical Aspects.
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Elective Paper 9.5
Direct Tax Laws & Practice(Max Marks 100)
Objective
To provide advanced knowledge on practical application of Direct Tax Practice.
Detailed Contents
1. An Overview of Income Tax Act, 1961: Background, Important definitions, Residential Status,Basis of Charge, Scope of Total
Income, Tax Rates in accordance with the applicable Finance Act for the relevant assessment year.
2. Computation of Income under the head of Salary : Salary – Coverage, Employer and Employee Relationship, Allowances,
Monetary and Non-Monetary Perquisites – Valuation and Taxability, Profits in lieu of Salary, Deductions against Salary, Incomes
exempt from Tax and not includible in ‘Salary’, Deduction to be made from salary in respect of Provident Fund under the provisions
of the Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions of Act 1952 and tax treatment of employers’ contribution to Provident Fund,
Tax Deducted at Source on Salary Income and Compliances, Practical Case Studies.
3. Computation of Income under the head of House Property: Chargeability, Owner of house property, Determination of Annual
Value, Deduction from Net Annual Value, Treatment of Unrealized Rent, Arrears of Rent, Exemptions, Computation of Income from
a let out House Property, Self-Occupied Property,Practical Case Studies.
4. Computation of Income - Profits and Gains from Business and Profession: Business and Profession – An overview,
Chargeability, Profits and Losses of Speculation Business, Deductions Allowable, Expenses Disallowed, Deemed Profits u/s 41,
Maintenance of Accounts, Tax Audit, Presumptive Base Taxation, Practical Case Studies.
5. Computation of Income under the head of Capital Gains: Chargeability,Capital Gains, Capital Assets & Transfer, Types of
Capital Gains, Mode of Computation of Capital Gains, Exemptions and Deduction, Special Provision – Slump Sale, Compulsory
Acquisition, Fair Market Value, Reference to valuation officer, Practical Case Studies.
6. Computation of Income from Other Sources: Taxation of Dividend u/s 2(22)(a) to (e), Provisions relating to Gifts, Deductions,
Other Miscellaneous Provisions, Practical Case Studies.
7. Exemptions/Deduction, Clubbing provisions, Set Off and/or Carry Forward of Losses, Rebate and Relief : Income’s not
included in Total Income, Tax holidays, Clubbing of Income, Aggregation of Income, Set off and/or Carry forward of losses,
Deductions (General and Specific), Rebates and Reliefs.
8. Computation of Total Income and Tax Liability
9. TDS/TCS, Returns, Refund & Recovery: Tax Deduction at Source ‘TDS’ & Tax Collection at Source ‘TCS’, Advance Tax & SelfAssessment Tax ‘SAT’,Returns, Signatures, E-Filing, Interest for default in furnishing return of Income, Collection, Recovery of Tax,
& Refunds, Assessment, Appeals, Revisions, Settlement of Cases, Penalties etc., Assessment, Appeals & Revisions, Settlement
of Cases, Penalties, Offences & Prosecution, Practical Case Studies.
10. Tax Planning & Tax Management : Tax Planning, Tax Management and Tax avoidance though legitimate tax provisions, Various
Avenues, Practical Case Studies.
11. International Taxation – An Overview: Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement ‘DTAA’, Residency Issues, Tax Heaven, Controlled
Foreign Corporation (CFC), Concept of Permanent Establishment, Business Connection, General Anti Avoidance Rules ‘GAAR’,
Advance Ruling – Practical Aspect, Transfer Pricing –An Overview, Practical Case Studies.
12. Recent Case Laws : Practical Case Studies, Case Laws, Case Studies & Practical Aspects.
Professional Programme
Module 3
Elective Paper 9.6
Labour Laws& Practice(Max Marks 100)
Objective
To acquire expert knowledge, understanding and application of Labour Laws.
Detailed Contents
1. Constitution and Labour Laws: Fundamental rights vis-à-vis labour laws, Equality before law and its application in Labour Laws,
Equal pay for equal work; and Article-16 and reservation policies, Articles 19, 21, 23 and 24 and its implications.
2. International Labour Organization : Aims and objects; Cooperation between governments and employers’ and workers’
organizations in fostering social and economic progress; Setting labour standards, developing policies and devising programmes to
promote decent work.
3. Law of Welfare & Working Condition : The Factories Act, 1948; Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970; The
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Building and Other Constructions Workers’ (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996; The Mines Act, 1952;
The Working Journalists and Other Newspapers Employees (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1955; The
Weekly Holidays Act, 1942; Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013; The
Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.
4. Law of Industrial Relations: Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (downsizing, retrenchment, lay-off, bench employees and termination)
& Industrial discipline and domestic inquiry. The Industrial Disputes (Central) Rules,1957; The Plantation Labour Act, 1951;
The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Rules, 1946; Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946; The Industrial
Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946; Indian Trade Union Act, 1926; The Trade Unions (Amendments) Act, 2001.
5. Law of Wages: Payment of Wages Act, 1936; Minimum Wages Act, 1948; Payment of Bonus Act, 1965; Equal Remuneration Act,
1976.
6. Social Security Legislations: Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923; Employees Compensation (Amendment) Act, 2017; Equal
Remuneration Act, 1976; Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948; Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act,
1952; Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972; Maternity Benefit Act, 1961; Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017; The Payment of Gratuity
Act, 1972; The Unorganized Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008; Apprentices Act, 1961; Employment Exchanges (Compulsory
Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959.
7. The Labour Laws (Simplification of Procedure for Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments)
Act, 1988.
8. Labour Codes: Labour Code on Wages; Labour Code on Industrial Relations; Labour Code on Social Security & Welfare; Labour
Code on Safety &Working Conditions.
9. Industrial and Labour Laws Audit covering the above Acts and other Industry Specific Acts.
Case laws, Case Studies and Practical Aspects.
Professional Programme
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ElectivePaper 9.7
Valuations & Business Modelling (Max Marks 100)
Objectives
Part I : To develop a reservoir of knowledge on valuation which can assist the Company Secretaries in
undertaking valuation assignments as a Registered Valuer under Companies Act, 2013 including for
Mergers and Acquisitions, Issue of Shares, Winding up of Business and during Distressed Sale.
Part II : To assist the student in comprehending the concept of Business Modelling, its vital components, steps
involved in preparation of a Business Model and Business Models for varied magnitude of business
organizations.
Part I: Valuations (70 Marks)
Detailed Contents
1. Overview of Business Valuation : Genesis of Valuation; Need for Valuation; Hindrances/ Bottlenecks in Valuation; Business
Valuation Approaches; Principles of Valuation (Cost, Price and Value).
2. Purpose of Valuation : M&A, Sale of Business, Fund Raising, Voluntary Assessment; Taxation; Finance; Accounting; Industry
perspective; Statutory Dimension; Society Angle.
3. International Valuation Standards Overview.
4. Valuation guidance resources in India.
5. Business Valuation Methods: Discounted Cash Flow Analysis (DCF); Comparable transactions method; Comparable Market
Multiples method; Market Valuation; Economic Value Added Approach; Free Cash Flow to Equity; Dividend Discount Model; Net
Asset Valuation; Relative Valuation; Overview of Option Pricing Valuations.
6. Steps to establish the Business Worth: Planning and Data Collection; Data Analysis and Valuation including review and analysis
of Financial Statements; Industry Analysis; Selecting the Business Valuation Methods; Applying the selected Valuation Methods;
Reaching the Business Value Conclusion.
7. Valuation of Tangibles: Overview of Valuation of Immovable Properties; Plant & Machinery; Equipments; Vehicles; Capital Workin-Progress; Industrial Plots; Land and Buildings; Vessels, Ships, Barges etc.
8. Valuation of Intangibles: Definition of Intangible Assets; Categorization of Intangibles- Marketing Related (Trademarks, Trade
names, Certification marks, Internet domains etc.), Customer or Supplier Related (Advertising Agreements, Licensing, Royalty
Agreements, Servicing Contracts, Franchise Agreements), Technology Related (Contractual or non-contractual rights to use:
Patented or Unpatented Technologies, Data Bases, Formulae, Designs, Softwares, Process), Artistic Related (Royalties from
artistic works: Plays, Books, Films, Music).
9. Accounting for share based payment (Ind AS102).
10. Valuation during Mergers & Acquisitions.
11. Valuation of various magnitudes of Business Organizations: Large Companies, Small Companies, Start-Ups, Micro Small and
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12. Valuation of Business during Distressed Sale.
Part- II: Business Modelling (30 Marks)
13. Introduction to Business Modelling : Genesis, Meaning; Features; Significance; Usage; Spreadsheet Techniques (Effective use
of spreadsheets for modelling, Review of key Excel Functions like building Macros, Decisions involving Time Value of Money);
Report and analyze historical data, Prepare future projections and present integrated financial statements, Key financial ratios and
Outputs in a logical, summarized and effective manner.
14. Business Model Analysis: Facets of Analysis : Revenues: Cash flows and their timing and Revenue drivers, Expenses: Cash
flows and their timing, Investment required through cash flow breakeven: Working Capital, Maximum financing required and cash
flow breakeven timing, Sensitivity Analysis: Key success factors, Structuring and designing models.
Professional Programme
Module 3
Elective Paper 9.8
Insolvency – Law and Practice(Max Marks 100)
Objective
To acquire expert knowledge of the legal, procedural and practical aspects of Insolvency and its resolution.
Detailed Contents
1. Insolvency – Concepts and Evolution: Bankruptcy/Insolvency– the Concept; Historical Developments of Insolvency Laws in
India; A Brief on Historical Background on UK Insolvency Framework; US Bankruptcy Laws.
2. Introduction to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code: Historical Background; Report of the Bankruptcy Law Reforms Committee,
Need for the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016; Overall scheme of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code; Important Definitions;
Institutions under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
3. Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process: Legal Provisions; Committee of Creditors; Procedure; Documentation; Appearance;
Approval.
4. Insolvency Resolution of Corporate Persons: Contents of resolution plan; Submission of resolution plan; Approval of resolution
plan.
5. Resolution Strategies: Restructuring of Equity and Debt; Compromise and Arrangement; Acquisition; Takeover and Change of
Management; Sale of Assets.
6. Fast Track Corporation Insolvency Resolution Process: Applicability for fast track process; Time period for completion of fast
track process; Procedure for fast track process.
7. Liquidation of Corporate Person: Initiation of Liquidation; Powers and duties of Liquidator; Liquidation Estate; Distribution of
assets; Dissolution of corporate debtor.
8. Voluntary Liquidation of Companies: Procedure for Voluntary Liquidation; Initiation of Liquidation; Effect of liquidation;
Appointment; remuneration; powers and duties of Liquidator; Completion of Liquidation.
9. Adjudication and Appeals for Corporate Persons: Adjudicating Authority in relation to insolvency resolution and liquidation for
corporate persons; Jurisdiction of NCLT; Grounds for appeal against order of liquidation; Appeal to Supreme Court on question of
law; Penalty of carrying on business fraudulently to defraud traders.
10. Debt Recovery and Securitization: Non-performing assets;Asset Reconstruction Companies [ARC]; Security Interest
(Enforcement) Rules, 2002; Options available with banks e.g. SARFAESI, DRT, etc., Application to the Tribunal/Appellate Tribunal.
11. Winding-Up by Tribunal: Introduction; Is winding up and dissolution are synonymous? Winding up under the Companies Act,
2013;Powers of the Tribunal; Fraudulent preferences.
12. Cross Border Insolvency : Introduction; Global developments; UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Insolvency Laws; UNCITRAL
Model Law on Cross Border Insolvency; US Bankruptcy Code; World Bank Principles for Effective Insolvency and Creditor Rights;
ADB principles of Corporate Rescue and Rehabilitation; Enabling provisions for cross border transactions under IBC, Agreements
with foreign countries.
13. Insolvency Resolution of Individual and Partnership Firms: Application for insolvency resolution process; Procedural aspects;
Discharge order.
14. Bankruptcy Order for Individuals and Partnership firms: Bankruptcy if insolvency resolution process fails;Application for
bankruptcy; Conduct of meeting of creditors; Discharge order; Effect of discharge order.
15. Bankruptcy for Individuals and Partnership Firms: Background; Overview of the provisions; Adjudicating Authority; Appeal
against order of DRT; Appeal to Supreme Court.
16. Fresh Start Process: Background; Application for fresh start order; Procedure after receipt of application; Discharge order.
17. Professional and Ethical Practices for Insolvency Practitioners: Responsibility and accountability of Insolvency Practitioners;
Code of conduct; Case laws; Case Studies; and Practical aspects

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